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Press and American Politics The New Mediator

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ISBN-10: 0130264040

ISBN-13: 9780130264046

Edition: 3rd 2001

Authors: Richard Davis

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For courses on Media and Politics or Political Communication in departments of Political Science or Communications. Very contemporary in perspective, this text provides a well-balanced survey of all aspects of the relationship between the media and American politics. It portrays the relationship as interactive and symbiotic (rather than one-sided) and dissects the media's role as mediator in the political processes of American politicswith discussions on news-shaping, effects on the mass public, the electoral functions and effects of the news media, the interaction with political institutions and organizations, and the media's policymaking role.
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Book details

List price: $53.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Assumptions about Media Power
A Pervasive News Media
The Impact of News Media on American Politics
Discussion Questions
Communications Revolution
New Technologies
Effects on the Broadcast Media Industry
Political Consequences
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Partisanship to Independence
Early Newspapers
The Jacksonian Press
A New Kind of Newspaper: The Penny Press
Yellow Journalism and Presidential News Making
Other Major Press Developments
Presidential News Making
Fulfilling Journalistic Imperatives
The New Relationship vs. the Old
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
The Twentieth Century: The Rise of Broadcasting, Media Conglomerates, and the New Journalism
Early Broadcasting
Effects of Broadcasting
Television, New Journalism, and Political Change
Political Developments
Political System Dependency and Press Autonomy
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
The Global Perspective
The Liberal Democracies
Non-Democracies
Cultural Hegemony and Global Media
Dependence on the News Media
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Regulating the Press
Press Freedom and Democracy
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Who Are the News Media?
Journalists and Politicians
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
The New Media
Print Tabloids
Broadcast Political Talk
Television: Talk and New News
Internet
Political Functions of the Internet
Future Politics and the Internet
Electronic Town Meetings
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
News Gathering
Bias
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
News Making
Managing the News
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Media Effects on the Interactive Audience
Mitigating Factors
Political Socialization and the Media
Agenda Setting
Political Efficacy and Participation
Vote Choices
Images of Candidates
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Media Electoral Roles
Electoral Intermediary
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Media-Based Campaigns
The Candidates
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
The Presidency
Starring the President
Managing the News
Presidential Press Conferences
Bypassing the Press
The Press Corps
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
The Congress
Covering Congress
Who Gets Covered
Using the National Media
Members and the Local Media
The Congressional Committee
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
The Supreme Court
The Court and the Public
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
The Bureaucracy
Why the Agencies Are Invisible
Making Bureaucratic News
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Interest Groups
Outside Strategies and the Media
The Groups as News Sources
Tactics for Acquiring Earned Media Time
Money and Media Coverage
Group Voices and the Democratic Process
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Public Policy
The Policy Cycle
Impact on the Policy Process
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Foreign and Defense Policy
Using the Press to Conduct Foreign Policy
Effect on Public Opinion
Covering U.S. Military Actions
The Problem of Access
Combat News Coverage
Secrecy and Censorship
Effect on Public Support for U.S. Military Role
Discussion Questions
Related Web Sites
Conclusion
The Media's Role in American Democracy
Press Reform
Political Reform
A Return to Traditional Intermediaries
Index