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The Media Politics and Public Life

The Media  Politics and Public Life Author Geoffrey Craig
ISBN-10 1741152208
Release 2004
Pages 228
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The belief that the media plays a central role in a functioning democracy anchors this examination of the constant give-and-take between politics and the media. The variety of themes addressed includes opinion polls and public opinion, how national identity is shaped by the media, and the loss of public trust in politicians. The growing influence of American political and media practices on nations and media outlets across the world is emphasized.



Women Media and Politics

Women  Media  and Politics Author Pippa Norris
ISBN-10 0195105672
Release 1997
Pages 269
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Gender is one of the primary fault lines running through contemporary American politics. The political agenda has become deeply polarized by such issues as affirmative action, abortion rights, and welfare reform. In short, gender politics, once regarded as marginal, has emerged as one of the core dividing lines in identifying politicians, parties, issues, and voters in America. Not surprising, the way media covers gender politics has long been a matter of contention. The issue at the heart of this book is whether, as critics suggest, media coverage of women in America reinforces rather than challenges the dominant culture, thereby contributing towards women's marginalization in public life. This collection of original essays by twenty-one top academics and journalists is the first book to systematically examine the impact of the media on women's power in America. It focuses on how the role of American women as citizens, political leaders, and feminist activists has been influenced by the media, for better or worse, in recent decades. Using multimethod approaches involving surveys, content analysis, focus groups, interviews, and personal experience, the authors analyze the role of women as journalists, the impact of campaign coverage, images of women in power, and coverage of women's movement and feminist policy issues. Women, Media, and Politics will be an important resource for students interested in contemporary political and social debate.



Arab Media Moguls

Arab Media Moguls Author Naomi Sakr
ISBN-10 9780857737472
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 224
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People are on the move across the Arab world, organizing politically in new ways. The Arab media have also undergone a transformation and are still in a state of flux. It is therefore crucial to be able to discuss political initiatives in the region in the light of media developments. This authoritative book answers key questions about the connections between media and political change in the Arab world. Using research into, for example, practices of Internet users, journalists, demonstrators and producers of reality TV, it explores the interface between public interaction over the airwaves, at the polls and on the streets. A lively group of contributors explores such issues as whether young people are served well by new media, whether blogging is an influential political tool, whether satellite news helps or hinders diasporic communities politically, and much more. Engaging with debates at the heart of public affairs and popular culture in Arab countries, this book addresses everyone who seeks to grasp the media politics of this central, often misunderstood region.



The News and Public Opinion

The News and Public Opinion Author Maxwell McCombs
ISBN-10 9780745645186
Release 2011-10-10
Pages 272
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The daily news plays a major role in the continuously changing mix of thoughts, feelings and behavior that defines public opinion. The News & Public Opinion details these effects of the news media on the sequence of outcomes that collectively shape public opinion, beginning with initial attention to the various news media and their contents and extending to the effects of this exposure on the acquisition of information, formation of attitudes and opinions and to the consequences of all these elements for participation in public life. Sometimes called the hierarchy of media effects, this sequence of outcomes describes the communication process involved in the formation of public opinion. Although the media landscape is undergoing rapid change, key elements remain the same, and The News & Public Opinion emphasizes these basic principles of communication established over decades of empirical social science investigations into the impact of mass communication on public opinion. The primary audience for this book is students, both advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as members of the general public who want to understand the role of the news media in our civic life.



Media and Public Life

Media and Public Life Author Everette E. Dennis
ISBN-10 1412828325
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Pages 190
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For over a decade the "Media Studies Journal "has joined in the debate about the media and proposed solutions to problems that divide the media and the public. Its contributions by leading figures in print and other media have helped better professional, scholarly, and public understanding of the media's role in society. During this time, the world has experienced vast changes, with the end of the cold war and the rise of democracies and market economies almost every where--conditions that have generally benefited freedom of expression. "Media and Public Life "is a retrospective of ten years of some of the most arresting published work derived from the "Media Studies Journal." Some of the journal's most enduring essays appear in this volume. Among them are: "How Vast the Wasteland Now?" by Newton N. Minow; "In the South--When It Mattered to Be an Editor" by Dudley Clendinen; "Seething in Silence--News in Black and White" by Ellis Cose; "Requiem for the Boys on the Bus" by Maureen Dowd; "The Flickering Images That May Drive Presidents" by Robert MacNeil; and "The Inevitable Global Conversation" by Walter B. Wriston. "Media and Public Life "reflects the diversity of issues and perspectives that has been a trademark of the "Media Studies Journal. "The chapters aptly depict the growing field of communication and media studies. Many ideas are taken into consideration, including the great functions of communication (like information, opinion, entertainment, and publicity), trends (such as news in the post-cold war period), and specific industries (such as radio and book publishing). Throughout the book the consequences and impact of media institutions on society and public life are maintained. "Media and Public Life "will be of value to communications specialists, media studies scholars, and sociologists.



Media Politics

Media Politics Author Shanto Iyengar
ISBN-10 0393937798
Release 2015-07-13
Pages 416
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Current and authoritative, from a top scholar in the field.



Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe Author Pawe? Surowiec
ISBN-10 9781317328032
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 208
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Social media are increasingly revolutionising the ways in which political communication works, and their importance for engaging citizens in politics and public affairs is well understood by political actors. This book surveys current developments in social media and politics in a range of Central and Eastern European countries, including Ukraine and Russia. It explores the process of adoption of social media by politicians, journalists and civic activists, examines the impact of the different social and cultural backgrounds of the countries studied, and discusses specific political situations, such as the 2012 protests in Moscow and the 2014 EuroMaidan events in Ukraine, where social media played an important role. The book concludes by addressing how the relationship between social media and politics is likely to develop and how it might affect the still relatively new democracies in the region.



The Public Sphere and Media Politics in Malaysia

The Public Sphere and Media Politics in Malaysia Author Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani
ISBN-10 9781443803861
Release 2009-01-14
Pages 245
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This book analyses Malaysian media from the Jurgen Habermas’ perspectives of “the public sphere” especially from the aspects of bourgeois public sphere, mass press, the commercialisation of the press and refeudalisation. Malaysia has also faced all of those aspects. However, the highlight of this book is the process called defeudalisation. The 2008 General Election has shown that a new public sphere of cyberspace or the Internet and the mobile phone was accessed and utilised significantly and was enough to be used by the opposition in influencing the public to vote them. It became one of the major factors in determining the result of the election which is for the first time the opposition denying the ruling government a two third majority in the parliament and taking control or governing of five states. This new and influential public sphere in Malaysia has reversed the Habermas’ argument of refeudalisation to a process called “Defeudalisation”. However, in creating a civil public sphere for the people to deliberate views, this book also argues that Malaysia needs a responsible media or freedom of the press with social responsibility. This book urges Malaysia to accept the idea or theory of social responsibility and the concept of public journalism in the public sphere. This book is suitable for all interested–politicians, journalists, academia, and students of politics, media studies, laws and Malaysian studies–in the issues of media politics, free press and the role of media in Malaysian society as well as those interested in civil liberties, democratisation, political theory, media theory, law and Malaysian studies.



Peepshow

Peepshow Author Larry J. Sabato
ISBN-10 074250011X
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 208
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This is a behind-the-scenes look at news coverage of political scandals in America. It analyzes what gets reported, what doesn't and why. The political costs of scandals are mounting, with disaffected voters, discouraged candidates and a news corp distracted from looking at policy issues and debate. The forces driving attack journalism have as much to do with influencing voters and candidates as they do with what the press is organized to report.



Government Politics in Australia

Government Politics in Australia Author Alan Fenna
ISBN-10 9781486001385
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 369
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Government and Politics in Australia 10e is the comprehensive and scholarly political science text that provides thorough and accessible content written by authorities in the field. Now in its 10th edition, Government and Politics in Australia continues to provide students with a research-based, in-depth contemporary introduction to the Australian political system. A strengthened focus on government and politics ensures that this classic text remains the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the structure and institutions of Australian government, as well as political parties, representation, interest groups and the role of the media in Australian politics. The 10th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by experts in the field led by a new editor team and includes a completely new chapter on Australia in the world.



Performing Politics Media Interviews Debates and Press Conferences

Performing Politics  Media Interviews  Debates and Press Conferences Author Geoffrey Craig
ISBN-10 9780745689654
Release 2016-06-03
Pages 212
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For successful political leaders, public speaking is only half the battle. A good politician must also be a competent performer. Whether facing critical questions in an interview, posturing in a leaders’ debate, or conversing on a daytime chat show, success is reliant upon a candidate’s ability to dramatically but authentically impart a strong individual identity. In this innovative analysis, Geoffrey Craig looks at the interrogative exchanges between politicians and journalists. The power struggles and evasions in these encounters often leave the public exasperated, but it is the politicians’ negotiation of these struggles that determines success. Drawing on analyses of the language and performances of leaders such as Barack Obama and David Cameron, Craig examines the particular kinds of interactions that occur across political interviews, debates, conferences, and talk shows. The political games that take place between politicians and journalists, he argues, constitute the true theatre of politics. Engaging and insightful, Performing Politics will appeal to students and scholars of journalism, politics, linguistics, and media studies, as well as anyone concerned about the quality of contemporary political communication.



Keywords in Australian Politics

Keywords in Australian Politics Author Rodney Smith
ISBN-10 052167283X
Release 2006-06-13
Pages 217
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Keywords in Australian Politics outlines the main meanings of over one hundred words essential to understanding contemporary Australian politics.



Communicating Politics

Communicating Politics Author Mitchell S. McKinney
ISBN-10 0820455237
Release 2005
Pages 315
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With half of our eligible citizens failing to cast a presidential ballot, and many more than half routinely ignoring state and local elections, does this phenomenon point to a crisis of democracy? Or, does such behavior simply reflect indifference or even contentment among the public? Should we be alarmed that so many of our citizens seem disinterested and unwilling to participate in the various activities and forms of association that constitute civic life? The purpose of this book is to explore these questions as we examine the well being of our civic condition at the beginning of the 21st century. The studies presented in this volume examine our civic sphere and the electoral process as a communicative interaction among elected officials, political candidates, the media, and citizens.



New Media Politics

New Media Politics Author Banu Baybars-Hawks
ISBN-10 9781443883160
Release 2015
Pages 285
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New Media Politics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Media Politics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Media Politics book for free.



Rich Media Poor Democracy

Rich Media  Poor Democracy Author Robert W. McChesney
ISBN-10 9781620970706
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 496
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First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesney’s magnum opus. Called a “rich, penetrating study” by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate all major aspects of mass media, from newspapers and magazines to radio and broadcast television? Since the publication of this prescient work, which won Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize and the Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award, the concentration of media power and the resultant “hypercommercialization of culture” has only intensified. McChesney lays out his vision for what a truly democratic society might look like, offering compelling suggestions for how the media can be reformed as part of a broader program of democratic renewal. Rich Media, Poor Democracy remains as vital and insightful as ever and continues to serve as an important resource for researchers, students, and anyone who has a stake in the transformation of our digital commons. This new edition includes a major new preface by McChesney, where he offers both a history of the transformation in media since the book first appeared; a sweeping account of the organized efforts to reform the media system; and the ongoing threats to our democracy as journalism has continued its sharp decline.



Christianity Politics and Public Life in Kenya

Christianity  Politics and Public Life in Kenya Author Paul Gifford
ISBN-10 1850659346
Release 2009
Pages 283
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Since independence in 1963, Kenya has been a classic personalised patronage state, run by a corrupt elite for its own benefit, as became tragically evident in December 2007's stolen election and its aftermath. Kenya is also said to be 80 percent Christian. Under the bland label 'Kenyan Christianity', several different overlapping realities can be distinguished, and it is these which Gifford investigates in this book, relating them to the country's politics and public life. The politically engaged form that challenged the dysfunctional one-party state in the early 1990s is given due prominence, but Gifford contends that today the mainline churches, both Catholic and Protestant, are marked less by such political engagement than by their involvement in development, in which foreign missionaries and global networks play a huge role. The theology of Kenya's mainline churches is consciously focused on African culture, as a non-negotiable foundation, and the Catholic church has an additional agenda - to Africanise its religious congregations. Kenya is also noted for its rich variety of African indigenous Churches, all originating in a defence of Kenyan cultures, while in recent decades countless Pentecostal churches have also sprung up. They range from affluent middle class churches to refuges for the poor, but nearly all are characterised by a stress on power, success, achievement and prosperity that prioritises modernity rather than traditional culture. Gifford discusses their deployment of the media, crusades, organisation, theology and use of the Bible, and above all the economics that has made this phenomenon possible. Yet another distinct form is an enchanted Christianity in which demons or spiritual forces are deemed responsible for almost everything



Mediating Politics

Mediating Politics Author Neil Washbourne
ISBN-10 9780335240685
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 195
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Outlines the ways in which political messages are formulated, broadcast, and received, as well as examining the ways in which the media and political organizations are linked to one another. Analyzes the relationship between the media and globalization, de-regulation of the media, and apathy of audiences. Illustrated throughout with case studies from the US, UK, and across the world, the book also explores celebrity politicians, how different national media systems encourage (or discourage) political engagement, how young people engage with the media and politics, and how the Internet has affected the organization of politics and news media.