Mass Media and American Politics (10th Revised edition)

Mass Media and American Politics (10th Revised edition)

By: Doris A. Graber (author), Johanna L. Dunaway (author)Paperback

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This comprehensive, trusted core text on media's impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. Graber-a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics-and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard.

About Author

Doris A. Graber is professor emeritus of political science and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has written and edited numerous articles and books on the news media, public opinion, and information-processing. They include Media Power in Politics, Sixth Edition (2010), The Power of Communication: Managing Information in Public Organizations (2003), a prize-winning book about Processing Politics: Learning from Television in the Internet Age (2001), and On Media and Making Sense of Politics (2012), a comparative study of learning about politics from entertainment broadcasts. Johanna Dunaway is associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University and a recent Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. She has written extensively on the relationship between the structural and contextual features of media outlets and election news content. Within this research program, she has examined news coverage of political campaigns, immigration, and events such as the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Her current research examines the impact of the changing media environment across individuals, communities, and the news industry. In addition to these primary research agendas, she has published in numerous other areas, including public opinion, political behavior, and political advertising. Her work appears in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Journalism Studies and Social Science Quarterly.


Tables, Figures, and Boxes Acknowledgments Preface About the Authors PART I: Media Purpose and Structure 1 Media Power and Government Control Political Importance of Mass Media Functions of Mass Media Who Should Control News Making? Models of News Making Summary 2 Ownership, Regulation, and Guidance of Media Control and Ownership: Public and Semipublic Patterns of Private Ownership The Costs and Benefits of Big Business Control The Regulation/Deregulation Debate Pressures by Media Associations and Advertisers Citizen Lobby Control Summary 3 Press Freedom and the Law Censorship in the Twenty-First Century The Public and Freedom of the Press Policy Limits on the Press Access to the Media Public Access to Information Transparency, Secrecy, and National Security Individual Rights versus the Public's Right to Know Summary 4 Media and Politics in the Changing Media Landscape The Expansion of Choice Media Polarization and Selective Exposure Changing News Habits and Political Journalism Political Campaigns and Campaigning Digital Democracy? Engagement, Citizenship, and Civic Life Summary PART II: Who and What Makes the News? 5 News-Making and News-Reporting Routines Profile Sketch of U.S. Journalists Gatekeeping Effects of Gatekeeping Reporting Extraordinary Events Covering Pseudo-Crises Summary 6 The Media as Policy Makers The Ethics of Melding Political Activism with Journalism Manipulative Journalism in Perspective Muckraking Models Fact-Checking Journalists as Political Actors Agenda Building Documentaries and Docudramas Methods: Fair and Foul Summary 7 The Struggle for Control: News from the Presidency The Adversarial Relationship The Media and the Executive Branch Summary 8 Media Coverage of Congress and the Courts The Media and Congress Writing Stories about Congress The Media and the Courts News about Crime and the Justice System Summary 9 State and Local News Covering State and Local Affairs The Content of Subnational News Decline of Mainstream State Venues and the New Venues Summary 10 Foreign Affairs Coverage The Foreign News Niche Making Foreign News Wars in the Modern Age Summary PART III: Media Effects 11 Media Influence on Attitudes and Behavior Differential Effects of News The Role of Media in Political Socialization Patterns in Socialization Choosing Media Stories How People Learn Learning Effects: Knowledge and Attitudes Learning Effects: Behavior Summary 12 Elections in the Digital Era The Consequences of Media-Dominated Politics Media Content What People Learn from Campaign Coverage Summary 13 Incivility, Negativity, and Bias in the Media Bias in the News Affective Biases Information Biases Ideological and Partisan Biases Causes of Bias Effects of Bias Summary PART IV: Current Trends and Future Directions 14 Current Trends and Future Directions Appraising News Making The Impact of Digital Technologies Regulation as a Barrier to Development The Shape of the Future Summary Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781506340234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9781506340234
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 1506340237
  • edition: 10th Revised edition

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