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Author Schiffer, Adam Joseph.

Title Conditional press influence in politics / Adam J. Schiffer.

Published Lanham : Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.973 SCHI    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 91 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Lexington studies in political communication.
Lexington studies in political communication.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-86) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- The News Media as a Political Institution -- Effects of News Content: Beyond All or Nothing -- Plan of the Book -- 2. Understanding Media Influence in Politics -- The News-Making Process -- Core Norms of the News Profession -- Realistic Norms and Their Implications -- Financial Constraints in Journalism -- Independent Media Influence: The Case of Horse-Race Election Coverage -- Spurious Media Influence -- Note -- 3. The Theory of Conditional Media Influence -- Principles -- Hypotheses -- Theory Meets Data -- 4. Economic News -- Dependent Variables: Two Types of Economic News -- Measuring Economic Reality -- Media Influence in the Economic Realm -- Elite Influence -- Full Model -- Discussion -- Appendix -- Notes -- 5. Foreign Conflicts News -- Conflicts Coverage -- Predictors of Coverage -- Analysis -- Discussion -- Appendix -- Notes -- 6. Supreme Court News -- News Coverage of the Supreme Court -- Other Predictors: Independent vs. Spurious Media Influence -- Analysis -- Discussion -- Appendix -- Notes -- 7. Conclusion -- Iraq War Revisited -- The Future: News, Public Opinion, and the Internet -- Note.
Summary "Given the news media's central role in contemporary American politics, there have been loud calls for it to be taken seriously as a political institution by scholars of American politics. This book heeds that call by theorizing and testing the conditions under which the press acts as an independent political institution, and when it cedes its power to other actors or phenomena. It supplements the large political science literature on media effects by moving beyond news content to treat the organizations that produce the content as political actors."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States.
Press and politics -- United States.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9780739122099 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739122096 (cloth : alk. paper)