Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil

Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil

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This book explores the process of media development and democratization in Brazil from the end of the dictatorship in 1985 to today's market liberal press. Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil is intended for those interested in Latin American and Brazilian politics, history, and media, as well as for those concerned about the role of the press in democratic transitions and the limitations imposed upon them during the process of demoratization.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 160.02 x 226.06 x 35.56mm | 635.03g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739123505
  • 9780739123508

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 I Defining Frameworks Chapter 4 1 The Brazilian Media in the Spotlight: Setting up a Working Agenda Part 5 II Civil Democracy Transition and the Struggle with the State Chapter 6 2 Market-Driven Journalism in the Pursuit of Democracy: An Analysis of "Folha de Sao Paolo" and the Coverage ofDiretas Ja! Part 7 III The 90's: The Consolidation of a Free-Market Press Chapter 8 3 Ideological Campaigns and the Watchdog Role of the Press: The Media Coverage of the 1989 Elections and the 1992 Impeachment Chapter 9 4 National Politics in a Global Economic World: A Case Study of the 1994 Presidential Elections Part 10 IV Social-Democracy and the Rise of Center-Left Wing Politics Chapter 11 5 Market Constraints and the Social Democracy: The Media Coverage of the 2002 Elections Part 12 V Journalism and Political Democracy Chapter 13 6 Partisanship Versus Professionalism: The Role of the Journalist in the Democratization Process Part 14 Conclusion Chapter 15 7 Media and Democracy in Brazil: Towards a Realistic Settlement Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 17 Appendix 1: Notes on Methodology and Discourse Analysis Chapter 18 Appendix 2: Chapter 2 Chapter 19 Appendix 3: Chapter 3 Chapter 20 Appendix 4: Chapter 4 Chapter 21 Appendix 5: Chapter 5 Chapter 22 Appendix 6: Brazilian Party System and Presidential Elections Chapter 23 Appendix 7: Media Ownership in Brazil Chapter 24 Appendix 8: Newspaper Circulation Numbers Chapter 25 Appendix 9: Interviews with Journalists Chapter 26 Appendix 10: Profile of Interviewees
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Review quote

Matos capitalizes on her background as a journalist to provide a thorough review of the Brazilian media's contributions to the democratization process...specialists will enjoy her thorough analysis of the many roles the media has played in the democratization process, as well as some of the inherent contradictions of these roles. Recommended. CHOICE, February 2009 This book is one of the finest studies on the role performed by the mass media during the Brazilian democratization process in the 1980's and 90's; it goes far beyond common simplifications and captures the complex and often contradictory universe of the cultural industry in the country at the time. -- Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, former professor of the University of Sao Paulo, former deputy editor-in-chief of Folha de Sao Paulo. and director of institutio
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About Carolina Matos

Carolina Matos is a part-time Lecturer at the Government Department, University of Essex, UK, researcher and a former Fellow in Political Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She obtained her PhD in Media and Communications at Goldsmith College in January 2007. Matos has taught and researched in the UK at the University of East London (UEL), St. Mary's College at Twickenham, Goldsmith and the LSE. She has worked as a full time journalist in Brazil and the UK for many mainstream newspapers and international agencies including Reuters, Unesco, Folha de Sao Paulo, Tribuna da imprensa and Matos has an extensive knowledge in the field of Media and Politics. She has also authored two books on the subject. Her first book is Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil (2008), and her latest book is Media and Politics in Latin America (2012).
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