Media Power in Politics

ISBN-10: 1604266104
ISBN-13: 9781604266108
Edition: 6th 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Doris A. Graber
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Description: Once again, Doris Graber brings readers the most thought-provoking and recent scholarship about the actual power of the media in the real world of politics. With approximately 35 essays, half of them new to this edition, the selections reflect the  More...

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Book details

List price: $81.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 8/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Once again, Doris Graber brings readers the most thought-provoking and recent scholarship about the actual power of the media in the real world of politics. With approximately 35 essays, half of them new to this edition, the selections reflect the latest changes in American politics, in American media platforms, and in the interactions between political actors and journalists. Examining these changes and assessing their political significance, this new sixth edition includes coverage of: • the influence of non-professional citizen journalists; • a look ahead at media development in the next decade; • the public's growing disdain for the media and its effect on the media's influence; • old and new media's impact on political participation; • media and the 2008 presidential election; • interest groups' power to control news selection; • media happenings at the state and local levels; • lobbyists' efforts to derail updates to media laws and regulations.

Preface
Introduction
Putting Mass Media Effects in Perspective
How Information Shapes Political Institutions
Documenting the Persuasive Power of the News Media
Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press
Political Communication: Old and New Media Relationships
Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy
What Amateur Journalism Means for International Affairs
Shaping the Political Agenda and Public Opinion
What Moves Public Opinion?
Disdaining the Media: The American Public's Changing Attitudes Toward the News
How Soft News Brings Policy Issues to the Inattentive Public
News Coverage Effects on Public Opinion About Crime
Wanted, Dead or Alive: Media Frames, Frame Adoption, and Support for the War in Afghanistan
Audience Fragmentation and Political Inequality in the Post-broadcast Media Environment
Influencing Election Outcomes
News and the Visual Framing of Elections
Learning about the Candidates
The Miscast Institution
New Media and the Revitalisation of Politics
Electing the President 2008: The Insiders' View
Open Season: How the News Media Cover Presidential Campaigns in the Age of Attack Journalism
Controlling Media Power: Political Actors Versus the Press
The Struggle Over Shaping the News
Going Public as Political Strategy: The Bush Administration, an Echoing Press, and Passage of the Patriot Act
Manipulating the Message in the U.S. Congress
Strategies of the American Civil Rights Movement
The Al Jazeera Effect: How the New Global Media Are Reshaping World Politics
A Symbiotic Relationship: Bloggers and Journalists
Guiding Public Policies
The Politics of Uncertainty: Lobbyists and Propaganda in Early Twentieth-Century America
Mediating the Public's Influence on Foreign Policy
The Real War Will Never Get on Television: An Analysis of Casualty Imagery
Local Media, Public Opinion, and State Legislative Policies: Agenda Setting at the State Level
The Soap Opera Path to Health Policy Goals
End of Television and Foreign Policy
Regulating and Manipulating Media Effects
What Makes a Communications Regulator Independent and Why It Matters
Communications Policy and the Public Interest
The Watchdog Role of the Press
Terrorism, Censorship, and the First Amendment
The News Shapers: Strategic Communication as a Third Force in Newsmaking
The Internet and Public Policy
Index

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