Test Bank For Mass Media and American Politics 10th Edition By A. Graber

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Test Bank For Mass Media and American Politics 10th Edition By Doris A. Graber, Johanna Dunaway, ISBN: 9781506340234, ISBN: 9781544341408

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Test Bank For Mass Media and American Politics 10th Edition By A. Graber

Test Bank For Mass Media and American Politics 10th Edition By Doris A. Graber, Johanna Dunaway, ISBN: 9781506340234, ISBN: 9781544341408

Mass Media and American Politics is the most comprehensive and best 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 insight while being comprehensive but not overwhelming for students.” —Jason Martin, DePaul University

Known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field, Mass Media and American Politics is a trusted, comprehensive look at media’s impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking. This Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news and examines the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples from the 2016 election cycle to illustrate the significance of these changes.

This classic text balances comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge theory, shows students how the media influence governmental institutions and the communication strategies of political elites, and illustrates how the government shapes the way the media disseminate information. 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.

Table Of Content

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
About the Authors
PART I: Media Purpose and Structure
1 Media Power and Government Control

Political Importance of Mass Media

Functions of Mass Media

Who Should Control News Making?

Models of News Making


2 Ownership, Regulation, and Guidance of Media

Control and Ownership: Public and Semipublic

Patterns of Private Ownership

The Costs and Benefits of Big Business Control

The Regulation/Deregulation Debate

Pressures by Media Associations and Advertisers

Citizen Lobby Control


3 Press Freedom and the Law

Censorship in the Twenty-First Century

The Public and Freedom of the Press

Policy Limits on the Press

Access to the Media

Public Access to Information

Transparency, Secrecy, and National Security

Individual Rights versus the Public’s Right to Know


4 Media and Politics in the Changing Media Landscape

The Expansion of Choice

Media Polarization and Selective Exposure

Changing News Habits and Political Journalism

Political Campaigns and Campaigning

Digital Democracy?

Engagement, Citizenship, and Civic Life


PART II: Who and What Makes the News?
5 News-Making and News-Reporting Routines

Profile Sketch of U.S. Journalists


Effects of Gatekeeping

Reporting Extraordinary Events

Covering Pseudo-Crises


6 The Media as Policy Makers

The Ethics of Melding Political Activism with Journalism

Manipulative Journalism in Perspective

Muckraking Models


Journalists as Political Actors

Agenda Building

Documentaries and Docudramas

Methods: Fair and Foul


7 The Struggle for Control: News from the Presidency

The Adversarial Relationship

The Media and the Executive Branch


8 Media Coverage of Congress and the Courts

The Media and Congress

Writing Stories about Congress

The Media and the Courts

News about Crime and the Justice System


9 State and Local News

Covering State and Local Affairs

The Content of Subnational News

Decline of Mainstream State Venues and the New Venues


10 Foreign Affairs Coverage

The Foreign News Niche

Making Foreign News

Wars in the Modern Age


PART III: Media Effects
11 Media Influence on Attitudes and Behavior

Differential Effects of News

The Role of Media in Political Socialization

Patterns in Socialization

Choosing Media Stories

How People Learn

Learning Effects: Knowledge and Attitudes

Learning Effects: Behavior


12 Elections in the Digital Era

The Consequences of Media-Dominated Politics

Media Content

What People Learn from Campaign Coverage


13 Incivility, Negativity, and Bias in the Media

Bias in the News

Affective Biases

Information Biases

Ideological and Partisan Biases

Causes of Bias

Effects of Bias


PART IV: Current Trends and Future Directions
14 Current Trends and Future Directions

Appraising News Making

The Impact of Digital Technologies

Regulation as a Barrier to Development

The Shape of the Future