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News Narratives And News Framing

Author : Karen S. Johnson-Cartee
ISBN : 0742536637
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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News Narratives and News Framing is a revealing look at how the media's construction of news affects our political, economic, and social realities. In this introduction to the theory behind news framing, Karen Johnson-Cartee pulls together elements from communication, journalism, politics, and sociology to create a picture of how news forms these realities for the public. With its comprehensive reference section and suggestions on how to influence the news agenda, this is a beneficial resource for students in political communication, media criticism, and communication theory. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Crisis And The Media

Author : Marianna Patrona
ISBN : 9789027264428
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How is ‘crisis’, one of the most resonating words in the modern world, related to the mass media? Is crisis independent of the discourse practices of media text and talk? This book is a collection of studies that brings together current research into the ways in which crisis is constructed and communicated in contemporary media discourse. Studies in this book advance our understanding of crises as social events that are discursively constructed, performed, responded to, but also ‘rehearsed’ as a form of social practice. Relying on the application of techniques of discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis (CDA), including visual analysis, the book provides a wealth of empirical evidence on how crisis is mediated across a range of written, oral and visual media. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of media, who combine an interest in discourse analysis with disciplines as diverse as media and cultural studies, political communication, and sociology.

The Branding Of Right Wing Activism

Author : Khadijah Costley White
ISBN : 9780190879334
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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From the start of Barack Obama's presidency in 2009, conservative populist groups began fomenting political fractiousness, dissent, and surprising electoral success. The Tea Party was one of the major characters driving this story. But, as Khadijah Costley White argues in this book, the Tea Party's ascent to major political phenomenon can be attributed to the way in which partisan and non-partisan news outlets "branded" the Party as a pot-stirrer in political conflicts over race, class, and gender. In other words, the news media played a major role in developing, cultivating, and promoting populism's brand, particularly within the news spaces of commentary and opinion. Through the language of political marketing, branding, and promotion, the news media not only reported on the Tea Party, but also acted as its political strategist and brand consultant. Moreover, the conservative press acted more as a political party than a news medium, deliberately promoting the Tea Party, and aiding in organizing, headlining, and galvanizing a conservative political base around specific Tea Party candidates, values, and events. In a media environment in which everyone has the opportunity to tune out, tune in, and speak back, The Branding of Right-Wing Activism ultimately shows that distinctions between citizens, journalists, activists, politicians, celebrities, and consumers are more symbolic than concrete.

Message Control

Author : Elizabeth A. Skewes
ISBN : 0742554627
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

Center Stage

Author : Gary C. Woodward
ISBN : 9780742572782
Genre : Political Science
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Exploring political communication as theater, Center Stage shows how American civic culture is both enriched and diminished by the ways journalists organize narratives about civic life. This up-to-date text focuses on issues such as politics as representational theater, economic forces shaping political media, and growth of new media. Covering contexts from the presidency and Congress to political art, Center Stage suggests additional pathways for imagining our national life, including Internet-supported activism and innovative uses of documentary film.

Women S Political Discourse

Author : Molly A. Mayhead
ISBN : 9781461622444
Genre : Political Science
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Women's Political Discourse profiles women in the most highly visible political offices today, highlighting their communication strategies. Following an engaging overview of women's political discourse from the early twentieth century, the book features selected women governors, representatives, and senators of the past several decades, from Jeannette Rankin—the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives—to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The authors compare women's and men's political communication techniques and include helpful lists of the women governmental leaders of the twentieth and the twenty-first century. Exploring women's unique approaches to governing, Women's Political Discourse seeks to lay out innovative approaches to leadership.

Bush S War

Author : Jim A. Kuypers
ISBN : 9780742572294
Genre : Social Science
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While many books have offered a take on the attacks of 9/11, 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.

The Talk Of The Party

Author : Sharon E. Jarvis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114234953
Genre : Political Science
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The Talk of the Party listens to how the language of partisanship_including words like Democrat, Republican, party, liberal, conservative, and independent_has been used over the past fifty years and how it has created or limited political opportunities. Listening to the talk of the party can teach valuable lessons about campaigns, opportunities for public life, and the future of these American institutions.

Transforming Conflict

Author : Donald G. Ellis
ISBN : 0742539938
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This student-oriented book introduces and explains the dynamics of conflict and resolutionparticularly in ethnic, ethnopolitical, and intercultural or intergroup conflicts. Providing a basic overview of the elements of group conflict, ethnicity, identity, and diasporas, the book also explores the role of the mass media and key ways of using communication principles to understand and resolve conflict. It focuses on how to resolve problems by changing relationships and building new patterns of communication, not just managing or settling problems through acceptable political agreements. Transforming Conflict is a valuable text or supplement for courses in conflict resolution as well as international, group, or intercultural communication.

Towel Snapping The Press

Author : James E. Mueller
ISBN : UVA:X004904798
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Towel Snapping the Press follows the president's lifelong association with the media, showing how he has developed and, over the years, modified his tactics. During Bush's early years in the public eye, the press did not scrutinize him; but as president he became a subject of intense analysis. Still, many reporters find the president's disposition charming, even while they are frustrated by his message discipline and rigid control of press access to administration sources. This book not only presents interesting stories about the president from reporters' points of view, but also raises important issues that any civically engaged citizen will want to explore.

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