Media Bias?

Media Bias? : A Comparative Study of Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive, 1975-2000

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Media Bias? addresses the question: To what extent can mainstream news media be characterized as "conservative" or "liberal"? The study involves a systematic comparative analysis of the coverage given to major domestic social issues from 1975 to 2000 by two mainstream newsmagazines, Newsweek and Time, and two explicitly partisan publications, the conservative National Review and the liberal Progressive.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 168 x 247 x 17mm | 440g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739121898
  • 9780739121894

Table of contents

1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. The Media Bias Debate Chapter 4 2. Mainstream and Partisan Newsmagazines Chapter 5 3. Measuring Media Bias Chapter 6 4. Comparing Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive Coverage of Selected Social Issues, 1975-2000 Chapter 7 5. The Use of Information Sources in Partisan Publications Chapter 8 6. Does Historical Context Influence Media Bias? Chapter 9 7. Have our Media Been Serving Democracy in their Coverage of Domestic Social Issues? Chapter 10 Bibliography 11 Index 12 About the Authors
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This careful study is one of a handful that truly takes an 'unbiased' empirical approach to measuring bias in national news outlets. It persuasively refutes simplistic accusations of journalistic bias and points the way toward greater understanding of the media's role in shaping public opinion. -- Robert Entman, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public and International Affairs, The George Washington University
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About Tawnya J. Adkins Covert

Tawnya J. Adkins Covert is associate professor of sociology at Western Illinois University. Philo C. Wasburn is professor of sociology at Purdue University.
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