Mass Media and American Politics

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CQ Press, 1997 - Mass media - 428 pages
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In this latest edition of a highly praised book, Graber covers a broad range of subjects with three focal points: the mass media and their place in the public and private sectors; the media and their impact on individuals' attitudes and perceptions; and media coverage of governmental institutions and political situations.Cyberspace and other technological developments are bringing the worlds of mass media and government closer together. Understanding how mass media and American government impact each other requires an understanding of their functions and structures.

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Contents

Media Power and Government Control
1
Ownership Regulation and Guidance
33
Press Freedom and the Law
58
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

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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