New Media and American Politics

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Social Science - 304 pages
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New Media and American Politics is the first book to examine the effect on modern politics of the new media, which include talk radio, tabloid journalism, television talk shows, entertainment media, and computer networks. Davis and Owen discuss the new media's cultural environment, audience, and content, before going on to evaluate its impact on everything from elections to policy making to the old media itself.
  

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Contents

Defining the New Media
3
An Environment for New Media
28
Talking Politics
51
Tabloid Journalism
92
Computer Networks
110
The Audiences
133
Audience Attitudes
164
three The Effects of New Media on Traditional
187
Shaping the Policy Agenda
231
Popular Voice or Demagogic Tool
253
Notes
263
Index
297
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About the author (1998)

Richard Davis is Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University. He is the author of The Web of Politics: The Internet's Impact on the American Political System, The Press and American Politics, 3rd edition, and Politics and the Media. He is co-author, with Diana Owen, of New Media and
American Politics. He is also co-author, with Bruce Bimber, of Campaigning Online: The Internet in U.S. Elections, a book on the Internet's role in the 2000 elections.

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