News: The Politics of Illusion

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Longman, 2001 - Social Science - 287 pages
* NEW! Four broad new themes that have redefined both the news business and news audiences in recent years are woven throughout the new edition: the decline of mass media and the fragmentation of the mass news audience; the rise of strategic communication and new technologies of audience targeting; the rise of news negativity; and the news reform movement. * NEW! An expanded, more comprehensive Chapter 1 replaces the introduction of the previous edition. The new Chapter 1 gives students a better introduction to the books organization and approach. * NEW! Thoroughly updated information on new technologies helps students better comprehend the dizzying changes occurring in the communication environment and how they are affecting the news business and news audiences. * NEW! Access to authors own website where students can find lists of web links provides students with resources so they can explore topics in greater depth. http: // * Case Studies: These analyses focus on particular events to help students apply concepts to examples from real life. * Quotations from famous politicians and writers: These quotations engage student interest at the beginning o

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W. Lance Bennett is Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication and Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he is also director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement ( His research and writing addresses how communication processes and technologies can enhance citizen engagement with politics and social life. Bennett has received the Ithiel de Sola Pool Lectureship and the Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award from the American Political Science Association; a Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, from Uppsala University; the Olof Palme Visiting Professorship in Sweden; and the National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar career award.

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