1997 Lynne Rienner 1997/ 336 pages ISBN: 1-55587-681-1 pb
$23.95 LC: 97-3827
Politics and the Press not
only examines how journalists define the news; it also explores
the role of the media in elections and the shaping of public
opinion, as well as the reportage of the news on policy issues.
This important work presents original research by a unique
team of visiting scholars, journalists, and industry leaders at
the Joan Shorenstein Center at Harvard University. Norris and
the contributors pay particular attention to the influence of
the press on the policy apparatus of government, and the impact
of economics and changes in communications technology on news
reporting. Included in the book are perspectives on minorities
and women as members of the news industry.
‘"Thoughtful and well-written. The
book will be of much interest to scholars and students in
political science, communication, journalism, and
Introduction: The Rise of Postmodern Political Communications?
Part One: Gathering the News
1 Technology and the Future of Global Television
2 Marketing News
3 Women of Color as Newspaper Executives
4 Hispanic Voices: Is the Press Listening?
Part Two: The Media, Public Opinion and Elections
5 How Voters Construct Images of Political Candidates
Montague Kern and Marion Just
6 The Impact of Presidential Debates
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Scott Keeter and Sharon Webb
7. Adwatch: Covering Campaign Ads
Michael Milburn and Justin Brown
Part Three: The Media and Public Policy
8 TV Violence, Children and the Press
9 News Coverage of AIDS
10 Live from the Battlefield
11 News of the World
12 Beyond the 'CNN effect': The Media-Foreign Policy Dynamic
Copyright 2004 Pippa Norris, John F.
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138.