Media Power in Politics

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Doris Appel Graber
CQ Press, 1994 - Mass media - 439 pages
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Although there may not be a consensus on what the media's role in politics is or should be, it is clear that the media's pervasive influence has profoundly changed politics in America. In this collection of 37 essays (15 of them new to this edition), Graber explores the history of mass media and its ability to shape political agendas. The new essay titles include, Open Season: How the News Media Cover Presidential Campaigns in the Age of Attack Journalism and I Am on TV, Therefore I Am.

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Putting Mass Media Effects in Perspective
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About the author (1994)

Doris A. Graber is professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has written and edited numerous articles and books on the media and public opinion, including "Mass Media and American Politics, " Seventh Edition (2006), "The Power of Communication: Managing Information in Public Organizations" (2003), and "Processing Politics: Learning from Television in the Internet Age" (2001), which won the 2003 Goldsmith Book Prize. This award is given by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the "Press, Politics, and Public Policy" at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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