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ix, 304 p. ; 24 cm.
This text examines the effect on modern politics of the new media, which include talk radio, tabloid journalism, television talk shows, entertainment media, and computer networks. Davis and Owen discuss the new media's cultural environment, audience, and content, and evaluate its impact on everything from elections to policy making to the old media itself. The book is intended for scholars and students of politics, sociology, and media studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195120615 20160528
Green Library
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1 online resource (viii, 295 p.) : ill.
  • Chapter 1. Media Commentary and the Space of Opinion -- Chapter 2. A History of Opinion in the U.S. Media -- Chapter 3. Media and Opinion Formation: Toward a New Theory of Deliberative Politics -- Chapter 4. Who Speaks in the Space of Opinion? -- Chapter 5. Formats and Norms in the U.S. Space of Opinion -- Chapter 6. Rhetorics in the Space of Contemporary U.S. Opinion -- Chapter 7. The Enron Scandal -- Chapter 8. The War on Terror -- Chapter 9. The Future of Opinion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797929 20160614
While the newspaper op-ed page, the Sunday morning political talk shows on television, and the evening cable-news television lineup have an obvious and growing influence in American politics and political communication, social scientists and media scholars tend to be broadly critical of the rise of organized punditry during the 20th century without ever providing a close empirical analysis. What is the nature of the contemporary space of opinion? How has it developed historically? What kinds of people speak in this space? What styles of writing and speech do they use? What types of authority and expertise do they draw on? And what impact do their commentaries have on public debate? To describe and analyze this complex space of news media, Ronald Jacobs and Eleanor Townsley rely on enormous samples of opinion collected from newspapers and television shows during the first years of the last two Presidential administrations. They also employ biographical data on authors of opinion to connect specific argument styles to specific types of authors, and examine the distribution of authors and argument types across different formats. The result is a close mapping that reveals a massive expansion and differentiation of the opinion space. It tells a complex story of shifting intersections between journalism, politics, the academy, and the new sector of think tanks. It also reveals a proliferation of genres and forms of opinion; not only have the people who speak within the space of opinion become more diverse over time, but the formats of opinion-claims to authority, styles of speech, and modes of addressing publics-have also become more varied. Though Jacobs and Townsley find many changes, they also find continuities. Despite public anxieties, the project of objective journalism is alive and well, thriving in the older, more traditional formats, and if anything, the proliferation of newer formats has resulted in an intensified commitment (by some) to core journalistic values as clear points of difference that offer competing logics of distinction and professional justification. But the current moment does represent a real challenge as more and different shows compete to narrate politics in the most compelling, authoritative, and influential manner. By providing the first systematic study of media opinion and news commentary, The Space of Opinion will fill an important gap on research about media, politics, and the civil society and will attract readers in a number of disciplines, including sociology, communication, media studies, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797929 20160614
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viii, 295 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Media Commentary and the Space of Opinion -- Chapter 2. A History of Opinion in the U.S. Media -- Chapter 3. Media and Opinion Formation: Toward a New Theory of Deliberative Politics -- Chapter 4. Who Speaks in the Space of Opinion? -- Chapter 5. Formats and Norms in the U.S. Space of Opinion -- Chapter 6. Rhetorics in the Space of Contemporary U.S. Opinion -- Chapter 7. The Enron Scandal -- Chapter 8. The War on Terror -- Chapter 9. The Future of Opinion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797936 20160614
While the newspaper op-ed page, the Sunday morning political talk shows on television, and the evening cable-news television lineup have an obvious and growing influence in American politics and political communication, social scientists and media scholars tend to be broadly critical of the rise of organized punditry during the 20th century without ever providing a close empirical analysis. What is the nature of the contemporary space of opinion? How has it developed historically? What kinds of people speak in this space? What styles of writing and speech do they use? What types of authority and expertise do they draw on? And what impact do their commentaries have on public debate? To describe and analyze this complex space of news media, Ronald Jacobs and Eleanor Townsley rely on enormous samples of opinion collected from newspapers and television shows during the first years of the last two Presidential administrations. They also employ biographical data on authors of opinion to connect specific argument styles to specific types of authors, and examine the distribution of authors and argument types across different formats. The result is a close mapping that reveals a massive expansion and differentiation of the opinion space. It tells a complex story of shifting intersections between journalism, politics, the academy, and the new sector of think tanks. It also reveals a proliferation of genres and forms of opinion; not only have the people who speak within the space of opinion become more diverse over time, but the formats of opinion-claims to authority, styles of speech, and modes of addressing publics-have also become more varied. Though Jacobs and Townsley find many changes, they also find continuities. Despite public anxieties, the project of objective journalism is alive and well, thriving in the older, more traditional formats, and if anything, the proliferation of newer formats has resulted in an intensified commitment (by some) to core journalistic values as clear points of difference that offer competing logics of distinction and professional justification. But the current moment does represent a real challenge as more and different shows compete to narrate politics in the most compelling, authoritative, and influential manner. By providing the first systematic study of media opinion and news commentary, The Space of Opinion will fill an important gap on research about media, politics, and the civil society and will attract readers in a number of disciplines, including sociology, communication, media studies, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797936 20160614
Business Library
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xii, 227 pages : illustrations, color map ; 23 cm.
  • List of Maps & Tables-- The Authors-- Maps -- The Middle East-- Introduction-- Understanding Syrias Civil War-- Evolving Norms of International Involvement in Domestic Conflicts: The Responsibility to Protect-- The Role of the Press in the Framing of Conflict-- Conflict Framing in 2011-- Conflict Framing in 2012-- Conflict Framing -- January 1 through August 21, 2013-- The August 2013 Chemical Weapons Attack: Framing of a Possible Military Response Conclusion-- Notes-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771123075 20171017
The Syrian Civil War has created the worst humanitarian disaster since the end of World War II, sending shock waves through Syria, its neighbours, and the European Union. Calls for the international community to intervene in the conflict, in compliance with the UN-sanctioned Responsibility to Protect (R2P), occurred from the outset and became even more pronounced following President Assads use of chemical weapons against civilians in August 2013. Despite that egregious breach of international convention, no humanitarian intervention was forthcoming, leaving critics to argue that UN inertia early in the conflict contributed to the current crisis. Syria, Press Framing, and The Responsibility to Protect examines the role of the media in framing the Syrian conflict, their role in promoting or, on the contrary, discouraging a robust international intervention. The media sources examined are all considered influential with respect to the shaping of elite views, either directly on political leaders or indirectly through their influence on public opinion. The volume provides a review of the arguments concerning appropriate international responses to events in Syria and how they were framed in leading newspapers in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada during the crucial early years of the conflict; considers how such media counsel affected the domestic contexts in which American and British decisions were made not to launch forceful interventions following Assads use of sarin gas in 2013; and offers reasoned speculation on the relevance of R2P in future humanitarian crises in light of the failure to protect Syrian civilians.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771123075 20171017
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xl, 393 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS), this volume assembles the contributions of a dynamic editorial team composed of leading scholars from Brazil and the United States. Volume 13 provides an unparalleled compilation of research on Brazilian media and communication studies guided by the expert hands of prominent scholars from both Brazil and the United States. Over twenty chapters explore five key themes: the new face of news and journalism, social movements and protest, television, cinema, publicity and marketing, and media theory. Selections encompass research on emergent phenomena, as well as studies with a historical or longitudinal dimension, that reflect the Brazilian case as laboratory for exploring the evolving media environment of one of the world's most fascinating societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786357861 20170807
Green Library
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x, 180 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Changing Images of the Soviet Union and the United States - Yassen N Zassoursky Images of America - Ellen Mickiewicz The Image of Russians in American Media and the 'New Epoch' - George Gerbner Soviet-American Television - Svetlana G Kolesnik The Crucial Years Images of the Soviet Union in the United States - Everette E Dennis Some Impressions and an Agenda for Research Images of Self and Others in American Television Coverage of the Reagan-Gorbachev Summits - Daniel C Hallin The Image of the United States in the Soviet Mass Media - Larissa Fedotova The Results of Sociological Surveys Images of the Soviet Union in American Newspapers - Won Ho Chang A Content Analysis of Three Newspapers Mass Media - Elena Androunas Stereotypes and Structure Enemy Turned Partner - Andrei G Richter A Content Analysis of Newsweek and Novoye Vremya Enemy, Friend or Competitor? A Content Analysis of the - Marius Aleksas Lukosiunas Christian Science Monitor and Izvestia The Image of the Soviet Union in Chinese Mass Media - Xu Yaokui The Image of the United States in Present-Day China - Liu Liqun The End of the Cold War and the Opportunities for Journalism - Donna Eberwine, Robert Karl Manoff and R Michael Schiffer The End of the Cold War - Yassen N Zassoursky Views from Leading Soviet International Commentators.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803939011 20160528
Beyond the Cold War represents the first-ever attempt by media scholars and journalists to dissect the Cold War by examining mutual media images in the United States and the former Soviet Union. The result of a bilateral conference in Moscow in 1989, this volume offers an original journalistic assessment of the Cold War and its aftermath as a communications phenomenon. Discussions include the past and present state of Cold War rhetoric, the portrayal of Russians and Americans on television in the two countries, and images of self and other as portrayed by the two media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803939011 20160528
Green Library
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xiii, 210 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 Transforming media structures - ownership, policy and regulation: redrawing the map of the communications industries - concentration and ownership in the era of privatization-- communication policy in the global information economy - whither the public interest?-- regulating communications media - from the discretion of sound chaps to the arguments of lawyers. Part 2 Changing media processes - politics and power: rethinking the sociology of journalism - source strategies and the limits of media centrism-- elections, the media and the modern publicity process-- democracy in blinkers? - citizenship and political communication in an inegalitarian social order-- culturalist perspectives of news organizations - a reappraisal and a case study-- American roots and European branches - communcation research past, present and future-- television and everyday life - towards an anthropology of the television audience-- electronic media and the redefining of time and space.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803982680 20160528
Communications experts address major issues at the heart of modern public communication in this volume, which highlights the current transformation of media systems, and explores the impact upon them of new ownership and regulatory structures, policies and technologies. The authors probe the nature of media power and the changing relationships of the symbolic, political and economic orders: the withering of public-interest, policy objectives, the growth of official information management, the unequal distribution of communication resources, and the implications of all these trends for the democratic process. The more conceptual and methodological issues they confront include a critique of the limitations of media-centric interpretations, the neglected significance of journalistic sources and a reappraisal of culturalist perspectives. Other chapters compare European and American research traditions, explore electronic media redefinitions of time and space, and present the case for an ethnographic approach to the television audience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803982680 20160528
Green Library
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xx, 278 p. ; 24 cm.
This text analyzes the 2000 American presidential campaign from a communication perspective, focusing on key topics and elements of political communication. The analyses go beyond the quantitative facts, electoral counts, and poll results of the election.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275971205 20160528
Reviews the 2000 presidential campaign from a communication perspective. Denton and his colleagues analyze the 2000 American presidential campaign from a communication perspective, focusing on key topics and elements of political communication. The analyses go beyond the quantitative facts, electoral counts, and poll results of the election. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of political campaign communication: the early campaign period, the nomination process and conventions, candidate strategies, presidential debates, political advertising, the use of the Internet, news coverage, and political cartoons of the campaign. A major resource for scholars, students, the general public, and other researchers interested in political communication, American elections, presidential studies, political sociology, and journalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275971076 20160528
Green Library

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