Media Power, Media Politics

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Mark J. Rozell
Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Philosophy - 341 pages
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This work examines the role and influence of the media in every sphere of American politics. Organized thematically, the book analyzes the relationship between the media and key institutions, political actors and nongovernmental entities, as well as the role of the new media, media ethics and foreign policy coverage. Written by leading scholars in the field, the chapters serve as broad overviews to the issues while discussion questions and suggestions for further reading encourage deeper inquiry. Designed to complement a wide variety of classes the book is a look at the pervasive influence of the media in American society.
 

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Contents

The Presidency and the News Media
1
Congress and the Media
25
The Supreme Court and the Press
45
The Media and Civil Rights and Liberties
75
Bureaucracy and the Media
97
The Media in State and Local Politics
119
Political Parties and the Media
141
Presidential Elections and the Media
159
The Media and Interest Groups in the United States
181
The Media and Public Opinion
207
Global Media and Foreign Policy
235
Media Impact
265
The New Media
297
Media Ethics and Political Communication
319
Index
337
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\Mark J. Rozell is professor and chair of the Department of Politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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