Book, Print in English

News: the politics of illusion

W. Lance Bennett.
  • Boston : Longman, ©2012.
  • 9th ed.
  • xxiv, 296 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • ch. 1 News About Democracy: Information Crisis in American Politics
  • Economic Collapse of the News Business
  • Who Needs Journalists with Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter?
  • Who Follows the News?
  • Scare Them and They May Pay Attention: Communicating with Elusive Audiences
  • Governing with the News
  • How the News Went to War in Iraq
  • What About Evidence? An Uncomfortable Truth About Journalism
  • Definition of News
  • Gatekeeping: Who and What Make the News
  • Politicians, Press, and the People
  • First Amendment: Why Free Speech Does Not Guarantee Good Information
  • Fragile Link Between News and Democracy
  • Notes
  • ch. 2 News Stories: Four Information Biases That Matter
  • Putting Journalistic Bias in Perspective
  • What's Wrong with a Partisan Press?
  • Different Kind of Bias
  • Four Information Biases That Matter: An Overview
  • Four Information Biases in the News: An In-Depth Look
  • Bias as Part of the Political Information System
  • News Bias and Discouraged Citizens
  • Reform Anyone?
  • Notes
  • ch. 3 Citizens and the News: Public Opinion and Information Processing
  • News and the Battle for Public Opinion
  • Reaching Inattentive Publics
  • Selling the Iraq War
  • News and Public Opinion: The Citizen's Dilemma
  • Processing the News
  • Entertainment and Other Reasons People Follow the News
  • Citizens, Information, and Politics
  • Notes
  • ch. 4 How Politicians Make the News
  • Politics of Illusion
  • Sources of Political News
  • News Images as Strategic Political Communication
  • Goals of Strategic Political Communication
  • Symbolic Politics and Strategic Communication
  • News Management: The Basics
  • News Management Styles and the Modern Presidency
  • Press Relations: Feeding the Beast
  • Government and the Politics of Newsmaking
  • Notes
  • ch. 5 How Journalists Report the News
  • How Spin Works
  • Work Routines and Professional Norms
  • Explaining Differences in the Quality of Reporting
  • How Routine Reporting Practices Contribute to News Bias
  • Reporters and Officials: Cooperation and Control
  • Reporters as Members of News Organizations: Pressures to Standardize
  • Reporters as a Pack: Pressures to Agree
  • Paradox of Organizational Routines
  • When Journalism Works
  • Democracy With or Without Citizens?
  • Notes
  • ch. 6 Inside the Profession: Objectivity and the Political Authority Bias
  • Journalists and Their Profession
  • Paradox of Objective Reporting
  • Defining Objectivity: Fairness, Balance, and Truth
  • Curious Origins of Objective Journalism
  • Professional Journalism in Practice
  • Objectivity Reconsidered
  • Notes
  • ch. 7 Political Economy of News and the End of a Journalism Era
  • News Business in Freefall
  • Loss of News as a Public Good
  • How We Got Here: Profits vs. the Public Interest
  • Replacing Quality News with Infotainment
  • Economic Transformation of the American Media
  • Corporate Profit Logic and News Content
  • Political Economy of News
  • Effects of Media Concentration: Why Government Deregulation Was Bad for Public Information
  • News on the Internet: Perfecting the Commercialization of Information?
  • Technology, Economics, and Social Change
  • Notes
  • ch. 8 All the News That Fits Democracy: Solutions for Citizens, Politicians, and Journalists
  • Media Convergence and the Loss of Gatekeeping
  • Isolated Citizen
  • Deliberative Citizen
  • Personalized Information and the Future of Democracy
  • Whither the Public Sphere?
  • Three American Myths About Public Information
  • News and Power in America: Ideal vs. Reality
  • Why the Myth of a Free Press Persists
  • Proposals for Citizens, Journalists, and Politicians
  • Promise and Peril of Virtual Democracy
  • Balancing Democracy and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Place to Start
  • Notes.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780205082414
  • 0205082416
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2010053150
  • OCLC: 695683614
  • OCLC: 695683614