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Mass media, politics and democracy /

This text provides a broad-ranging analysis of the relationship between the media and politics, covering the representation of politics in the media, the political impact of the media, the regulation of the media and the current and potential place of mass media in democratic societies. Systematical...

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Main Author: Street, John, 1952-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition: 2nd ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Representing Politics: Political bias; Telling tales: the reporting of politics; It's just for fun? : politics and entertainment; Media effects
  • The Political Economy of Mass Media. State control and state propaganda; Conglomerate control: media moguls and media power; Watchdogs or lapdogs? : the politics of journalism; Dream worlds: globalization and the webs of power
  • Mass Media and Democracy. Transforming political communication? : the rise of political marketing and celebrity politics; New media, new politics; Power and mass media; A free press: democracy and mass media.