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Mass media and American politics / Doris A. Graber, Johanna Dunaway.

By: Graber, Doris A. (Doris Appel), 1923-.
Contributor(s): Dunaway, Johanna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: HN90.M3 G73 2015Publication: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : CQ Press, c2015Edition: 9th ed.Description: xix, 441 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781452287287 (pbk.); 1452287287 (pbk.).Subject(s): Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States | Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States
Contents:
pt. I. Media purpose and structure -- 1. Media power and government control -- Political importance of mass media -- Functions of mass media -- Effects of mass media -- Who should control news making? -- Models of news making -- 2. Ownership, regulation, and guidance of media -- Control and ownership : public and semipublic -- Patterns of private ownership -- The regulation/deregulation debate -- Pressures by media associations and advertisers -- Citizen lobby control -- 3. Press freedom and the law -- Access to the media -- Access to information sources -- Individual rights versus the public's right to know -- 4. Media and politics in the changing media landscape -- The expansion of choice -- The practice and profession of political journalism -- Campaigns and campaigning -- Digital democracy? -- pt. 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 -- Four crises -- Media responses and roles -- Covering pseudo-crises -- 6. The media as policy makers -- The ethics of melding political activism with journalism -- Manipulative journalism in perspective -- Muckraking models -- Beyond muckraking : journalists as political actors -- Agenda building -- Documentaries and docudramas -- Methods : fair and foul -- 7. The struggle for control : news from the Presidency and Congress -- The adversarial relationship -- The media and the Executive Branch -- The media and Congress -- 8. Media covering the justice system and state and local news -- The media and the Courts -- Covering state and local affairs -- The content of subnational news -- 9. Foreign affairs coverage -- The foreign news niche -- Making foreign news -- Wars in the modern age -- pt. III. Media effects -- 10. Media influence on attitudes and behavior -- Differential effects of print and audiovisual news -- The role of media in political socialization -- Patterns in socialization -- Choosing media stories -- How people learn -- Learning effects : knowledge and attitudes -- Leaning effects : behavior -- 11. Elections in the Internet age -- The consequences of media-dominated politics -- Media content -- What people learn from campaign coverage -- 12. Incivility, negativity, and bias in the media -- Bias in the news -- Affective biases, incivility, and negativity in the news -- Informational biases -- Ideological and partisan biases -- Causes of bias -- Effects of bias -- pt. IV. Current trends and future directions -- 13. Current trends and future directions -- Appraising news making -- The impact of new technologies -- Regulation as a barrier to development -- The shape of the future.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. I. Media purpose and structure -- 1. Media power and government control -- Political importance of mass media -- Functions of mass media -- Effects of mass media -- Who should control news making? -- Models of news making -- 2. Ownership, regulation, and guidance of media -- Control and ownership : public and semipublic -- Patterns of private ownership -- The regulation/deregulation debate -- Pressures by media associations and advertisers -- Citizen lobby control -- 3. Press freedom and the law -- Access to the media -- Access to information sources -- Individual rights versus the public's right to know -- 4. Media and politics in the changing media landscape -- The expansion of choice -- The practice and profession of political journalism -- Campaigns and campaigning -- Digital democracy? -- pt. 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 -- Four crises -- Media responses and roles -- Covering pseudo-crises -- 6. The media as policy makers -- The ethics of melding political activism with journalism -- Manipulative journalism in perspective -- Muckraking models -- Beyond muckraking : journalists as political actors -- Agenda building -- Documentaries and docudramas -- Methods : fair and foul -- 7. The struggle for control : news from the Presidency and Congress -- The adversarial relationship -- The media and the Executive Branch -- The media and Congress -- 8. Media covering the justice system and state and local news -- The media and the Courts -- Covering state and local affairs -- The content of subnational news -- 9. Foreign affairs coverage -- The foreign news niche -- Making foreign news -- Wars in the modern age -- pt. III. Media effects -- 10. Media influence on attitudes and behavior -- Differential effects of print and audiovisual news -- The role of media in political socialization -- Patterns in socialization -- Choosing media stories -- How people learn -- Learning effects : knowledge and attitudes -- Leaning effects : behavior -- 11. Elections in the Internet age -- The consequences of media-dominated politics -- Media content -- What people learn from campaign coverage -- 12. Incivility, negativity, and bias in the media -- Bias in the news -- Affective biases, incivility, and negativity in the news -- Informational biases -- Ideological and partisan biases -- Causes of bias -- Effects of bias -- pt. IV. Current trends and future directions -- 13. Current trends and future directions -- Appraising news making -- The impact of new technologies -- Regulation as a barrier to development -- The shape of the future.

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