The Press and American Politics : The New Mediator
For courses on Media and Politics or Political Communication in departments of Political Science or Communications.Very contemporary in perspective, this text provides a well-balanced survey of all aspects of the relationship between the media and American politics. It portrays the relationship as interactive and symbiotic (rather than one-sided) and dissects the media's role as mediator in the political processes of American politics-with discussions on news-shaping, effects on the mass public, the electoral functions and effects of the news media, the interaction with political institutions and organizations, and the media's policymaking role.
- Paperback | 358 pages
- 177.8 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
- 26 Jul 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
Introduction. 1. Communications Revolution. 2. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Partisanship to Independence. 3. The Twentieth Century: The Rise of Broadcasting, Media Conglomerates, and The New Journalism. 4. The Global Perspective. 5. Regulating the Press. 6. Who Are the News Media? 7. The New Media. 8. News Gathering. 9. News Making. 10. Media Effects on the Interactive Audience. 11. Media Electoral Roles. 12. Media-Based Campaigns. 13. The Presidency. 14. The Congress. 15. The Supreme Court. 16. The Bureaucracy. 17. Interest Groups. 18. Public Policy. 19. Foreign and Defense Policy. Conclusion. Index.