Framing inequality : news media, public opinion, and the neoliberal turn in U.S. public policy
- Matt Guardino.
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Oxford studies in postwar American political development.
- Guardino, Matt, author.
- UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online) Stanford OSO Jun 2018-May 2019.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Toward a critical understanding of news media, public opinion, and the politics of economic inequality
- Cipper sweeps congress : commercial news media and the launch of the Reagan revolution
- "No one wants to change the system as much as those who are trapped by the system" : commercial news media and the end of welfare as we knew it
- Framing inequality at the ground level : an experiment
- What's new? : media, public opinion, and democracy in the 21st century
- Looking backward, looking forward : media, power, and inequality
- Appendix A Content analysis information for Chapters
- Appendix B1 Study design information for
- Chapter 5
- Appendix B2 Supplementary analyses for
- Chapter 5
Neoliberal policy approaches have swept over the American political economy in recent decades. In Framing Inequality, Matt Guardino focuses on the power of corporate news media in shaping how the public understands the pivotal policy debates of this period. Drawing on a wide range of empirical evidence from the dawn of the Reagan era into the Trump administration, he explains how profit pressures and commercial imperatives in the media have narrowed and trivialized news coverage and influenced public attitudes in the process. Guardino highlights how the political-economic structure of mainstream media operates to magnify some political messages and to mute or shut out others. He contends that news framing of policies that contribute to economic inequality has been unequal, and that this has undermined Americans' opportunities to express their views on an equal basis. Framing Inequality is a unique study that offers critical understanding of not only how neoliberalism succeeded as a political project, but also how Americans might begin to build a more democratic and egalitarian media system.
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- Publication date
- Studies in postwar American political development
- Electronic reproduction. Oxford Available via World Wide Web.
- 9780190937287 (electronic bk.)
- 0190937289 (electronic bk.)
- 9780190888206 (electronic bk.)
- 0190888202 (electronic bk.)