The News Shapers

Author: Lawrence C. Soley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275940331
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"Analysts," "political scientists," "scholars," and "consultants,"--The News Shapers describes the elite club of individuals that the media approach for "inside information," background, or predictions concerning the outcome of still-unfolding stories. Although they are presented as detached experts, Lawrence C. Soley uncovers their long histories of partisanship as former government officials or politicians, and charges that most of the shapers have no better credentials than the millions of people to whom the news media never turn. Soley's findings, based on a University of Minnesota study which examined three major networks' evening newscasts during 1987-1988, reveal that a small number of white, politically conservative men associated with Washington-based think tanks, former Republican administrations, and private, East Coast universities virtually monopolize political discourse in the mass media. Dispelling the myth of the media's liberal bias, Soley discusses the shortcomings of both print and broadcast journalism which lead to selection of partisan news analysts, and the effects of their commentaries on foreign and domestic affairs. Special attention is given to Henry Kissinger, Washington "Think Tanks," and the media's handling of the conflict with Iraq. The News Shapers identifies the "experts," their past political affiliations, and their often thin academic credentials. It is highly recommended for scholars in communications, journalism, and political science, as well as for newspaper readers and television news viewers.

News Narratives and News Framing

Author: Karen S. Johnson-Cartee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742536630
Format: PDF
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News Narratives and News Framing is a revealing look at how the media's construction of news affects our political, economic, and social realities. In this introduction to the theory behind news framing, Karen Johnson-Cartee pulls together elements from communication, journalism, politics, and sociology to create a picture of how news forms these realities for the public. With its comprehensive reference section and suggestions on how to influence the news agenda, this is a beneficial resource for students in political communication, media criticism, and communication theory. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Global Media Perspectives on the Crisis in Panama

Author: Professor Howard M Hensel
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409476421
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Operation Just Cause, the United States' incursion into Panama, was the culmination of a gradually escalating confrontation between the United States and the Noriega dominated government of Panama that extended from June, 1987 until early January, 1990. Applying diverse methodological approaches, this volume examines the various ways representative examples of the global media covered the developing crisis and the eventual US incursion into Panama. The volume: – sets the stage for this analysis by delineating the chronological development of the escalating confrontation, as well as by examining the confrontation from the perspective of the US government – analyzes the crisis from the perspective of the US, Soviet, Canadian, French, Portuguese, Arab, and the People's Republic of China media – exposes the challenges for public affairs officers operating within the context of the global media response to international crises, and provides an assessment of the implications of the crisis for inter-American and international relations. This analysis and evaluation of a variety of global media perspectives on the escalating US-Panamanian confrontation will serve to better illuminate and further enrich our understanding of a major international event - indeed, one of the final events of the Cold War era.

Reporting on the Courts

Author: William Haltom
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Format: PDF
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This text offers perspectives on media coverage of the courts. How accurate and unbiased is television and newspaper coverage of legal issues? The author looks at economics, the influence of ratings, and how accuracy is sometimes lost amid the often conflicting values of these two institues. He also examines the biases of both the courts and the press.

The Politics of News The News of Politics

Author: Doris Doris Appel Graber
Publisher: C Q Press College
Format: PDF, ePub
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Books on journalists typically focus on the dynamics of the newsmaking process. The Politics of News: The News of Politics extends this examination to explore the struggle between journalists, political actors, and the public for control of the news in democratic countries. The book shows how the news media function as an intermediary between governments and citizens, as well as between political actors (such as parties and interest groups) and the public. Essays present a diversity of views and are written by a distinguished group of authors that includes such luminaries as Jim Lehrer, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Robert Picard, and Andrew Kohut. The Politics of News is policy-oriented. By diagnosing problems faced by those whose influence affects newsmaking in both existing and emerging democracies, authors generate ideas about possible reforms. Several chapters offer comparative analysis that offer students insight into the impact of cultural factors on newsmaking. Accessible yet sophisticated, this anticipated second edition covers significant issues surrounding political news, ranging from the limits of press freedom during times of war and the implications of media concentration for democratic participation, to the ingenious ways that governments and interest groups draw attention to their concerns.

Encyclopedia of media and politics

Author: Todd Michael Schaefer
Publisher: Cq Pr
ISBN: 9781568028354
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The topics covered include: - Business and institutional aspects of the media; - Evolution and impact of different media including; - Newspapers; - Broadcast and cable television; - New technologies. - Coverage of and relations with the White House, Congress, political parties, and other political institutions; - Legislation and court cases affecting the media; - Important debates, such as those over media bias and election coverage; - Profiles of organizations and agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission; - Profiles of influential media outlets; - Biographies of important figures.

ffentliche Experten

Author: Brigitte Huber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658054050
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​Der Stellenwert von Experten, die Ereignisse in den Medien kommentieren und analysieren, wurde in den letzten Jahren immer wieder diskutiert: Greifen Journalisten heute stärker auf Expertenquellen zurück? Wie entstehen mediale Expertenfiguren und welche Interessen verfolgen sie bei Medienauftritten? Brigitte Huber hat zwei Tageszeitungen im Zeitraum 1995 bis 2010 analysiert. Die Ergebnisse weisen auf eine zunehmende Bedeutung von Expertenquellen hin. Auf Basis von Interviews mit Journalisten und Experten zeichnet die Autorin Etablierungsprozesse von medialen Expertenfiguren nach und identifiziert neben kommunikativen Fähigkeiten auch Netzwerke und Vertrauen als zentrale Komponente. Die Motive der Experten, in die Medienöffentlichkeit zu treten, sind heterogen und reichen von der Bereicherung des öffentlichen Diskurses bis hin zur Werbung für eigene Bücher, das eigene Unternehmen oder den Auftraggeber. Journalisten sind gefordert, diese Motive zu hinterfragen und dem Rezipienten transparent zu machen.