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News Author W. Lance Bennett
ISBN-10 022634052X
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 320
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Free and attentive news media are essential to the workings of a democratic nation. But how well does the news, in reality, actually serve the needs of citizens, and thereby democracy? How well do the major methods of sharing national political information work, and how well-informed do they leave voters? For years, News: The Politics of Illusion has been the leading textbook to address that question, and in this ninth edition W. Lance Bennett brings his analysis fully up to date, exploring recent developments in news media and showing how they have improved--or hampered--the wide sharing of political news and information.

Mass Media and American Politics

Mass Media and American Politics Author Doris A. Graber
ISBN-10 9781506340241
Release 2017-07-20
Pages 536
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This comprehensive, trusted core text on media's impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. Graber—a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics—and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard.

News That Matters

News That Matters Author Shanto Iyengar
ISBN-10 0226388603
Release 2010-10-15
Pages 216
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Almost twenty-five years ago, Shanto Iyengar and Donald R. Kinder first documented a series of sophisticated and innovative experiments that unobtrusively altered the order and emphasis of news stories in selected television broadcasts. Their resulting book News That Matters, now hailed as a classic by scholars of political science and public opinion alike, is here updated for the twenty-first century, with a new preface and epilogue by the authors. Backed by careful analysis of public opinion surveys, the authors show how, despite changing American politics, those issues that receive extended coverage in the national news become more important to viewers, while those that are ignored lose credibility. Moreover, those issues that are prominent in the news stream continue to loom more heavily as criteria for evaluating the president and for choosing between political candidates. “News That Matters does matter, because it demonstrates conclusively that television newscasts powerfully affect opinion. . . . All that follows, whether it supports, modifies, or challenges their conclusions, will have to begin here.”—The Public Interest

Influence from Abroad

Influence from Abroad Author Danny Hayes
ISBN-10 9781107355590
Release 2013-04-22
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In Influence from Abroad, Danny Hayes and Matt Guardino show that United States public opinion about American foreign policy can be shaped by foreign leaders and representatives of international organizations. By studying news coverage, elite debate, and public opinion prior to the Iraq War, the authors demonstrate that US media outlets aired and published a significant amount of opposition to the invasion from official sources abroad, including British, French, and United Nations representatives. In turn, these foreign voices - to which millions of Americans were exposed - drove many Democrats and independents to signal opposition to the war, even as domestic elites supported it. Contrary to conventional wisdom that Americans care little about the views of foreigners, this book shows that international officials can alter domestic public opinion, but only when the media deem them newsworthy. Their conclusions raise significant questions about the democratic quality of United States foreign policy debates.

New Directions in Media and Politics

New Directions in Media and Politics Author Travis N. Ridout
ISBN-10 9781136268298
Release 2013-01-04
Pages 280
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The field of media and politics is quickly changing as society transforms and new technologies develop continuously. Academic research in the area is rapidly breaking new ground to keep pace with the prolific media developments. This innovative, up-to-date text moves beyond rudimentary concepts and definitions to consider the exciting scholarly research that addresses the monumental recent changes in the media system of the United States and the world. This carefully crafted volume addresses the big questions that academic researchers are asking, exposing students to the rigorous scholarship in the field but making it readily understandable by undergraduate students. Each chapter starts with a "big question" about the impact of the news media, provides an overview of the more general topic, and then answers that question by appealing to the best, most-up-to-date research in the field. The volume as a whole is held together by an exploration of the rapidly changing media environment and the influence these changes have on individual political behavior and governments as a whole. New Directions in Media and Politics will make an ideal book for courses as it digs deeper into the questions that standard textbooks only hint at—and presents scholarly evidence to support the arguments made.

Party Politics in America

Party Politics in America Author Marjorie Randon Hershey
ISBN-10 9781134836666
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 398
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The seventeenth edition of Party Politics in America continues the comprehensive and authoritative coverage of political parties for which it is known while expanding and updating the treatment of key related topics including interest groups and elections. Marjorie Hershey builds on the book’s three-pronged coverage of party organization, party in the electorate, and party in government and integrates contemporary examples—such as campaign finance reform, party polarization, and social media—to bring to life the fascinating story of how parties shape our political system. New to the 17th Edition Fully updated through the 2016 election, including changes in virtually all of the boxed materials, the chapter openings, and the data presented. Explores increasing partisan hostility, the status of voter ID laws and other efforts to affect voter turnout, young voters' attitudes and participation, and the role of big givers such as the energy billionaire Koch brothers in the 2016 campaigns. Critically examines the idea that Super PACs are replacing, or can replace, the party organizations in running campaigns. New and expanded online Instructor's Resources, including author-written test banks, essay questions, relevant websites with correlated sample assignments, the book’s appendix, and links to a collection of course syllabi.

Left Turn

Left Turn Author Tim Groseclose, PhD
ISBN-10 1429987464
Release 2011-07-19
Pages 304
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Dr. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political science and economics at UCLA, has spent years constructing precise, quantitative measures of the slant of media outlets. He does this by measuring the political content of news, as a way to measure the PQ, or "political quotient" of voters and politicians. Among his conclusions are: (i) all mainstream media outlets have a liberal bias; and (ii) while some supposedly conservative outlets—such the Washington Times or Fox News' Special Report—do lean right, their conservative bias is less than the liberal bias of most mainstream outlets. Groseclose contends that the general leftward bias of the media has shifted the PQ of the average American by about 20 points, on a scale of 100, the difference between the current political views of the average American, and the political views of the average resident of Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah. With Left Turn readers can easily calculate their own PQ—to decide for themselves if the bias exists. This timely, much-needed study brings fact to this often overheated debate.

Media Power In Politics 5th Edition

Media Power In Politics  5th Edition Author Doris A Graber
ISBN-10 1933116773
Release 2006-07-12
Pages 432
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Readings are divided into six parts, each covering an important facet of American politics. Part I deals with mass media effects in general. Parts II through V explore the influence of mass media on political perceptions and opinions, on presidential and referendum elections, on participants within and outside the political power structure, and on the formation and implementation of domestic and foreign policies. Part VI examines private and public efforts in the United States and abroad to control the impact of mass media and to shape media offerings. Graber provides introductions to each part and headnotes for each selection.

Breaking the Maya Code Third Edition

Breaking the Maya Code  Third Edition Author Michael D. Coe
ISBN-10 9780500770610
Release 2012-02-27
Pages 304
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The inside story of one of the great intellectual breakthroughs of our time—the first great decipherment of an ancient script—now revised and updated. In the past dozen years, Maya decipherment has made great strides, in part due to the Internet, which has made possible the truly international scope of hieroglyphic scholarship: glyphic experts can be found not only in North America, Mexico, Guatemala, and western Europe but also in Russia and the countries of eastern Europe. The third edition of this classic book takes up the thorny question of when and where the Maya script first appeared in the archaeological record, and describes efforts to decipher its meaning on the extremely early murals of San Bartolo. It includes iconographic and epigraphic investigations into how the Classic Maya perceived and recorded the human senses, a previously unknown realm of ancient Maya thought and perception. There is now compelling documentary and historical evidence bearing on the question of why and how the “breaking of the Maya code” was the achievement of Yuri V. Knorosov—a Soviet citizen totally isolated behind the Iron Curtain—and not of the leading Maya scholar of his day, Sir Eric Thompson. What does it take to make such a breakthrough, with a script of such complexity as the Maya? We now have some answers, as Michael Coe demonstrates here.

Voices of Dissent

Voices of Dissent Author William F. Grover
ISBN-10 0205697976
Release 2009-02-01
Pages 360
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Challenging the political and economic status quo in America, this is the only reader on the market that provides a systematic series of critical perspectives on American politics that takes students beyond the range of debate between mainstream liberalism and conservatism. It addresses issues central to our political life in the twenty-first century, and prompts students to question ideology, think critically, and act globally.

Air Wars

Air Wars Author Darrell M. West
ISBN-10 9781506329826
Release 2017-02-23
Pages 192
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Tracing the evolution of political advertising from 1952 through 2016, Darrell M. West returns with his much anticipated Seventh Edition of Air Wars: Television Advertising and Social Media in Election Campaigns, 1952-2016. Integrating the latest data and key events from the 2016 campaigns—including the most provocative presidential campaign in recent decades and the surprising victory of Donald Trump—West provides in-depth examination and insight into how candidates plan and execute advertising and social media campaigns, how the media covers these campaigns, and how American voters are ultimately influenced by them. This new edition includes coverage of social media campaigning, nano-targeting strategies in a fragmented electorate, and thorough analysis of the 2016 presidential campaign. It examines the candidates’ use of Twitter, concerns over falsehoods and deception, the impact of ads and debates on candidate perceptions, and the new risks to democratic elections brought about by these campaigns.

The Trump Card

The Trump Card Author Anthony Bryson
ISBN-10 1545468451
Release 2017-04-26
Pages 316
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Americans woke up on November 9th, 2016 to find that political neophyte Donald J. Trump had surprisingly defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in what had been an ugly election battle. Some cheered. Some cried. Some celebrated. Some protested. But a common question on everyone's mind was... "How could this have happened?" The Trump Card attempts to answer this question, looking not only at the election, but the systemic changes in mass media which led to this historic moment. A Media Psychologist examines the many influences which provided the environment for a populist candidate like Donald Trump to become the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. Dr. Anthony Bryson explains how ideology, deregulation, special interests, social media, foreign actors, and a cross-section of psychological theory set the stage for a political messaging campaign which gripped the nation and moved the needle just enough to win a tight election.

Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths

Constitutional Illusions and Anchoring Truths Author Hadley Arkes
ISBN-10 9780521732086
Release 2010-05-31
Pages 268
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Arkes re-examines legal cases and concepts long thought settled, finding that their meaning is far less clear than commonly accepted.

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.

On Tyranny

On Tyranny Author Timothy Snyder
ISBN-10 9780804190114
Release 2017
Pages 126
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In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With Twenty Lessons, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience."

Accounting Theory

Accounting Theory Author Harry I. Wolk
ISBN-10 9781483375045
Release 2016-06-04
Pages 672
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This updated Ninth Edition of Accounting Theory: Conceptual Issues in a Political and Economic Environment continues to be one of the most relevant and comprehensive texts on accounting theory. Authors Harry I. Wolk, James L. Dodd, John J. Rozycki provide a critical overview of accounting as a whole as well as touch on the financial issues in economic and political contexts, providing readers with an applied understanding of how current United States accounting standards were derived and where we might be headed in the future. Readers will find learning tools such as questions, cases, problems and writing assignments to solidify their understanding of accounting theory and gain new insights into this evolving field.

Communication and Midterm Elections

Communication and Midterm Elections Author John Allen Hendricks
ISBN-10 9781137488015
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 290
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This book offers a comprehensive examination of midterm elections from the lens of communications and media coverage. Using a wide variety of methods, this contributed volume covers the differences, similarities, and challenges unique to midterm elections.