Media and Politics in America: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - 237 strani

A fascinating survey that shows how America's media and politics have influenced each other over the last 200 years.


Where mass media and politics intersect is a distinctly American brand of political communication. Media and Politics in America: A Reference Handbook examines the major events, people, controversies, and resources of political communication from the Revolutionary War to the election of 2000. It follows the adoption of the First Amendment, the emergence of the penny press, women's suffrage, the selection of presidential candidates, the advent of radio and television, and the influence of the Internet.

Readers will find government documents, Supreme Court cases, campaign statistics, media trends, and public opinion polls. The chapter on resources and the directory of organizations are extensive.


  • Government documents, excerpts from Supreme Court cases, public opinion polls, campaign statistics, and media trends
  • A chronology of events that have shaped political communication in the United States such as the passing of the Alien and Sedition Act of 1792 and the creation of the Federal Communications Commission

 

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Vsebina

1 History and Evolution of Political Communication
1
2 Problems in Political Communication
33
3 The Process of News Communication
55
4 Chronology
85
5 Biographical Sketches
101
6 Legal Documents and Court Cases
135
7 Associations and Organizations
161
8 Print and Nonprint Resources
183
Index
225
About the Author
238
Avtorske pravice

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Priljubljeni odlomki

Stran 4 - The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right ; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.

O avtorju (2003)

Guido H. Stempel III is distinguished professor emeritus in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is currently director of the Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University.

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