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Bush S War

Author : Jim A. Kuypers
ISBN : 9780742572294
Genre : Social Science
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Immediately after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans looked to President Bush for words of leadership. In his most formal reply of the day, he said, 'Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.' The stark tone of Bush's speech suggested the promise of more words to come from the president, and it is these words that Bush's War addresses. While many books have offered a take on the attacks of 9/11 and their impact upon American society, one area has been comparatively ignored: presidential justifications for war in the age of terrorism. Specifically, what did President Bush say to justify American military actions in the postD9/11 world? And how did the public hear what he said, especially as it was filtered through the news media? The eloquent and thoughtful Bush's War shows how public perception of what the president says is shaped by media bias. Jim A. Kuypers compares Bush's statements with press coverage, arguing that the nature of American public knowledge concerning our role in the world has been changed_not by 9/11, but by the subsequent argumentative back-and-forth between Bush and the press.

Partisan Journalism

Author : Jim A. Kuypers
ISBN : 9781442225947
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In Partisan Journalism: A History of Media Bias in the United States, Jim A. Kuypers guides readers on a journey through American journalistic history, focusing on the warring notions of objectivity and partisanship. Kuypers shows how the American journalistic tradition grew from partisan roots and, with only a brief period of objectivity in between, has returned to those roots today. The book begins with an overview of newspapers during Colonial times, explaining how those papers openly operated in an expressly partisan way; he then moves through the Jacksonian era’s expansion of both the press and its partisan nature. After detailing the role of the press during the War Between the States, Kuypers demonstrates that it was the telegraph, not professional sentiment, that kicked off the movement toward objective news reporting. The conflict between partisanship and professionalization/objectivity continued through the muckraking years and through World War II, with newspapers in the 1950s often being objective in their reporting even as their editorials leaned to the right. This changed rapidly in the 1960s when newspaper editorials shifted from right to left, and progressive advocacy began to slowly erode objective content. Kuypers follows this trend through the early 1980s, and then turns his attention to demonstrating how new communication technologies have changed the very nature of news writing and delivery. In the final chapters covering the Bush and Obama presidencies, he traces the growth of the progressive and partisan nature of the mainstream news, while at the same time explores the rapid rise of alternative news sources, some partisan, some objective, that are challenging the dominance of the mainstream press. This book steps beyond a simple charge-counter-charge of political bias in the news in that it offers an argument that the press in America, except for a brief period, was essentially partisan from its inception and has returned with a vengeance to its original roots. The final argument presented in the book is that this new development may actually be healthy for American Democracy.

Mediating The Vote

Author : Michael Pfau
ISBN : 0742541444
Genre : Political Science
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A sea change is taking place in how people use media, and it affects not only how people perceive political candidates and where they get their information, but also—more broadly—their basic democratic values. Mediating the Vote explores a number of questions about media use and its relation to democratic engagement, analyzing the effects of communication forms on the 2004 presidential elections. The book contributes to an important goal in political communication studies: creating a more refined, integrated, and—ultimately—precise picture of how media affects democratic engagement.

Doing News Framing Analysis

Author : Paul D'Angelo
ISBN : 9781135194482
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Doing News Framing Analysis provides an interpretive guide to news frames – what they are, how they can be observed in news texts, and how framing effects are uncovered and substantiated in cultural, group, and individual sites. Taken together, the collection covers the full range of ways in which framing has been theorized and applied—across topics, sources, mechanisms, and effects. It will help framing researchers at all levels to better understand news framing and to improve their future news framing research.

Political Campaign Communication

Author : Judith S. Trent
ISBN : 0742553035
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Now in its sixth edition, Political Campaign Communication provides a realistic understanding of the strategic and tactical communication choices candidates and their staffs must make as they wage an election campaign. Trent and Friedenberg's classic text has been updated throughout to reflect recent election campaigns, including 2004 and 2006 as well as the early stages of 2008. A new chapter focuses on the use of the Internet. Political Campaign Communication continues to be a classroom favorite—a thoroughly researched, insightful, and reader-friendly text.

Politeness In Presidential Debates

Author : William O. Dailey
ISBN : 0742529746
Genre : Political Science
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Politeness in Presidential Debates analyzes politeness strategies in presidential and vice presidential debates from 1960 to 2004. After an introduction to politeness theory and how to apply it to debates, the authors summarize each candidate's politeness strategies, relate them to the historical context of the appropriate campaign, and consider them in relation to other studies conducted on the debates. This well-researched book ends with implications for debate planners, politicians, citizens, and scholars, including an insightful chapter on the electorate's ideal debate.

Politics And Communication In America

Author : Robert E. Denton
ISBN : 1577665333
Genre : Political Science
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Author : W. Lance Bennett
ISBN : 022634486X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For over thirty years, "News: The Politics of Illusion" has not simply reflected or even influenced the political communicaiton field it has played a major role in shaping it. Today, the familiar news brands of the legacy press such as "The New York Times," "USA Today," and "CNN" are operating in a fragmenting and expanding mediaverse that resembles a big bang of proliferating online competitors that are stealing audiences and challenging the very definition of news itself. Audience-powered sites such as "Huffington Post," "BuzzFeed," "Vox," and "Vice" blend conventional political reporting with opinion blogs, swimsuit models, celebrity gossip, and other ephemera aimed at getting clicks and shares.At the same time, the rise of serious investigative organizations such as "ProPublica, Investigate West, " and "The Intercept "present yet a different challenge to legacy journalism. With American press-politics in a time of turbulent transition, Lance Bennett s throughly revised tenth edition offers the best and most up-to-date guide to understanding how and why the media and news landscape are being transformed. It explains the mix of old and new, and points to possible outcomes. Where areas of change are clearly established, key concepts from earlier editions have been revised. There are new case studies, updates on old favorites, and much new discussion of how the new media system and new kinds of information and engagement affect our politics. As always, however, "News "continues to challenge comfortable myths by presenting fresh evidence and arguments that invite new ways of thinking about our political information system."

Message Control

Author : Elizabeth A. Skewes
ISBN : 0742554619
Genre : Political Science
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Based on dozens of interviews with key reporters, looks at how journalists and politicians make news on the presidential campaign trail and offers observations on the process of voter decision making.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180426
Genre : American literature
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