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Mass Media And American Politics,9781568029177

Mass Media And American Politics

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9781568029177

ISBN10:
1568029179
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Cq Pr
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Author Biography

Doris A. Graber is professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxes xi
Preface xv
chapter one Media Power and Government Control 1(30)
Political Importance of Mass Media
2(3)
Functions of Mass Media
5(7)
Effects of Mass Media
12(5)
Who Should Control News Making?
17(5)
Models of News Making
22(4)
Summary
26(5)
chapter two Ownership, Regulation, and Guidance of Media 31(24)
Control and Ownership: Public and Semipublic
32(4)
Patterns of Private Ownership
36(7)
The Limits of FCC Rules
43(4)
The Dangers of Big Business Control
47(1)
Pressures by Media Associations and Advertisers
48(2)
Citizen Lobby Control
50(1)
Summary
51(4)
chapter three Press Freedom and the Law 55(31)
Access to the Media
56(8)
Access to Information
64(8)
Individual Rights versus the Public's Right to Know
72(9)
Summary
81(5)
chapter four News Making and News Reporting Routines 86(40)
Profile Sketch of U.S. Journalists
86(6)
Gatekeeping
92(16)
Effects of Gatekeeping
108(8)
Appraising News Making
116(3)
Summary
119(7)
chapter five Reporting Extraordinary Events 126(22)
Four Crises
127(2)
Media Responses and Roles
129(13)
Covering Pseudo-Crises
142(2)
Summary
144(4)
chapter six The Media and Policy Makers 148(34)
The Ethics of Melding Political Activism with Journalism
149(1)
Manipulative Journalism in Perspective
149(3)
Muckraking Models
152(7)
Beyond Muckraking: Journalists as Political Actors
159(3)
Agenda Building
162(9)
Documentaries and Docudramas
171(2)
Methods: Fair and Foul
173(3)
Summary
176(6)
chapter seven Media Influence on Attitudes and Behavior 182(36)
Differential Effects of Print and Broadcast News
183(2)
The Role of Media in Political Socialization
185(4)
Patterns in Socialization
189(1)
Choosing Media Stories
190(5)
How People Learn
195(2)
Learning Effects: Knowledge and Attitudes
197(6)
Learning Effects: Behavior
203(6)
Summary
209(9)
chapter eight Elections in the Internet Age 218(30)
The State of Research
219(1)
The Consequences of Television-Dominated Politics
220(10)
Media Content
230(9)
What People Learn from Campaign Coverage
239(4)
Summary
243(5)
chapter nine The Struggle for Control: News from the Presidency and Congress 248(39)
The Adversarial Relationship
249(2)
The Media and the Executive Branch
251(20)
The Media and Congress
271(10)
Summary
281(6)
chapter ten Covering the Justice System and State and Local News 287(31)
The Media and the Courts
287(9)
Covering State and Local Affairs
296(7)
The Contents of Subnational News
303(9)
Summary
312(6)
chapter eleven Foreign Affairs Coverage 318(34)
The Foreign News Niche
319(1)
Making Foreign News
320(13)
Wars in the Television Age
333(11)
Summary
344(8)
chapter twelve Trends in Media Policy 352(29)
Dissatisfaction with the Media
353(5)
The Impact of New Technologies
358(17)
The Shape of the Future
375(1)
Summary
376(5)
Index 381


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