Mass Media and American Politics
Author: Graber, Doris A.
Brand: CQ Press
Number Of Pages: 536
Release Date: 08-08-2017
Details: Product Description This comprehensive, trusted core text on media′s impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. Graber―a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics―and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard. Review "Mass Media and American Politics is the best, most comprehensive book for political communication. This text has made it easy for my students to learn about research and theory related to political journalism and the political communication system in America. It has great utility and provides insight, and while being all-inclusive, is not overwhelming for students." -- Jason Martin "Mass Media and American Politics is expansive, drawing insights from political science, media studies, psychology, and many other fields. This excellent book provides students with a clear guide to the intersection of politics and journalism." -- John Pitney, Jr. "I have always felt that Mass Media and American Politics is quite simply the best of the broad media textbooks out there. I don’t expect to be switching to another in the foreseeable future." -- Tyler Johnson "Mass Media and American Politics is a great text. I like the balance it strikes in its academic approach to the study of media and the study of politics. Graber and Dunaway do a great job of tying the two topics together successfully and showcasing how these separate entities are not mutually exclusive." -- Emily Wanless About the Author Doris A. Graber is professor emeritus of political science and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has written and edited numerous articles and books on the news media, public opinion, and information-processing. They include Media Power in Politics, Sixth Edition (2010), The Power of Communication: Managing Information in Public Organizations (2003), a prize-winning book about Processing Politics: Learning from Television in the Internet Age (2001), and On Media and Making Sense of Politics (2012), a comparative study of learning about politics from entertainment broadcasts. Johanna Dunaway is associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University and a recent Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. She has written extensively on the relationship between the structural and contextual features of media outlets and election news content. Within this research program, she has examined news coverage of political campaigns, immigration, and events such as the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Her current research examines the impact of the changing media environment across individuals, communities, and the news industry. In addition to these primary research agendas, she has published in numerous other areas, including public opinion, political behavior, and political advertising. Her work appears in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Journalism Studies and Social Science Quarterly.
Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches