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Do the Media Govern?
Politicians, Voters, and Reporters in America


© 1997 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This comprehensive reader is the first book dealing with the media and American politics that brings together the perspectives of academics, reporters, commentators, campaign consultants, and policy advocates. The contributions blend together the best social science research on political communication with the expertise of some of this country's leading journalists and political consultants. Unlike most other treatments, this volume covers the full range of research issues, including the forces that influence the production of news stories, the relationship between reporters and elected officials, the use of the media in political campaigns, the effects of news presentations on public opinion, and the increasing importance of the mass media in the policy process. This thorough book provides coverage of everything from the Gulf War to journalistic code and will be valuable for courses in political communication, public opinion, and related undergraduate courses.

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Edited volume, most pieces not written for this book. Iyengar is a very well known political scientist; Reeves is a tv political commentator/journalist. Contributors are all big names (the usual "all-star lineup"). Book and part introductions provide thorough pedagogy for students. Biggest market in Intro Am. Govt (about 800,000 students take this course each year). Roughly half of these courses use readers like Iyengar in addition to core text.

Richard Reeves
The Brave New World of Media Politics
 
PART ONE: REPORTERS, REPORTING AND THE BUSINESS OF NEWS
Richard Reeves
Overview
Lou Cannon
The Socialization of Reporters
David H Weaver and G Cleveland Wilhoit
The American Journalist in the 1990s
Bill Boyarsky
Covering the OJ Trial
Rita Braver
Show and Tell
Reporters Meet Politicians on Larry King Live  
Richard Reeves
Oliver Stone and History
Richard Cohen et al
Combat Stories
Daniel C Hallin
Sound-Bite News
Television Coverage of Elections  
Ben Bagdikian
The US Media
Supermarket or Assembly Line?  
Ken Auletta
Three Blind Mice
Ken Auletta
Raiding the Global Village
Jeff Greenfield
The Business of Television News
 
PART TWO: REPORTERS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS: WHO USES WHOM?
Richard Reeves
Overview
W Lance Bennett
Cracking the News Code
Some Rules That Journalists Live By  
William A Dorman
Press Theory and Journalistic Practice
The Case of the Gulf War  
Benjamin Bradlee
Lying
The Theodore H White Lecture at Harvard University  
Daniel Schoor
Who Uses Whom?
The Theodore H White Lecture at Harvard University  
 
PART THREE: MEDIA-BASED POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
Shanto Iyengar
Overview
Larry Bartels et al
Are Media Campaigns Effective?
Stephen Ansolabehere, Shanto Iyengar and Adam Simon
Shifting Perspectives on the Effects of Campaign Communication
Kim F Kahn and Edie N Goldenberg
The Media
Obstacle or Ally of Feminists?  
Celinda Lake, Linda DiVall and Shanto Iyengar
Women as Political Candidates
Was 1992 the Year of the Woman?  
Samuel L Popkin
Voter Learning in the 1992 Presidential Campaign
John R Petrocik
Campaigning and the Press
The Influence of the Candidates  
Stephen Ansolabehere et al
Does Attack Advertising Demobilize the Electorate?
 
PART FOUR: THE EFFECTS OF NEWS ON THE AUDIENCE: MINIMAL OR MAXIMAL CONSEQUENCES
Shanto Iyengar
Overview
Michael D Dimock and Samuel L Popkin
Political Knowledge in Comparative Perspective
Everett M Rogers, William B Hart and James W Dearing
A Paradigmatic History of Agenda-Setting Research
Maxwell McCombs and George Estrada
The News Media and the Pictures in Our Heads
Shanto Iyengar and Adam Simon
News Coverage of the Gulf Crisis and Public Opinion
A Study of Agenda-Setting, Priming, and Framing  
Joanne M Miller and Jon A Krosnick
The Anatomy of News Media Priming
Shanto Iyengar
Framing Responsibility for Political Issues
The Case of Poverty  
Robert M Entman
Modern Racism and Images of Blacks in Local Television News
Franklin Gilliam et al
Crime in Black and White
The Violent, Scary World of Local News  
John R Zaller
A Model of Communication Effects at the Outbreak of the Gulf War
 
PART FIVE: THE USE OF MEDIA IN THE POLICY PROCESS
Shanto Iyengar
Overview
Sam Kernell
The Theory and Practice of Going Public
Richard Anderson
Going Public in Undemocratic Polities
Frank R Baumgartner, Bryan D Jones and Beth L Leech
Media Attention and Congressional Agendas
Mike McCurry
Press Briefing by Press Secretary
October 12 1995  
 
Remarks by President Bill Clinton at the Second Americorps Swearing-In Ceremony
October 12 1995  
Jarol B Manheim
Going Less Public
Managing Images to Influence US Foreign Policy  
Michael Pertschuk
Putting Media Effects Research to Work
Lessons for Community Groups Who Would Be Heard  
Susan Bales
Talking Back, Ernie Pyle Style
Vincent Schiraldi and Dan Maccalair
Framing the Framers
Changing the Debate over Juvenile Crime in San Francisco  
Liana Winett
Advocate's Guide to Developing Framing Memos

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