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Spiral of Cynicism The Press and the Public Good

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ISBN-10: 0195090640

ISBN-13: 9780195090642

Edition: 1997

Authors: Joseph N. Cappella, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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Why do some citizens vote while others do not? Why does less than half of the American voting public routinely show up at the polls? Why is it that the vast majority of political issues affecting our day-to-day lives fail to generate either public interest or understanding? These questions have troubled political scientists for decades. Here, Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Joseph N. Cappella provide the first conclusive evidence to date that it is indeed the manner in which the print and broadcast media cover political events and issues that fuels voter non-participation. This book illustrates precisely how the media's heavy focus on the game of politics, rather than on its substance, starts…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The President, the Speaker, and the Press
Cynicism or Realism?
Framing the News
The Cognitive Bases for Framing Effects
Designing the Studies
Learning from Strategic and Issue Coverage
Activating the Public's Cynicism About Politics
The Workings of the Cynical Public Mind Extending Media Framing
Contagious Cynicism
Breaking the Spiral of Cynicism
Notes
Index