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Politics on demand : the effects of 24-hour news on American politics

Dagnes, Alison. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library PN 4888 .P6 D34 2010 30541132 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0313382794 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780313382796 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0313382786 (hard copy : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780313382789 (hard copy : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxix, 145 p. ; 25 cm.
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  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-138) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : how the media are failing American government -- The media : partisanship, media regulation, and audience reception -- Print media : newspapers, magazines, and book publishing -- Radio : talk, news, and music -- Television : niche programming on broadcast and cable -- The Internet : a series of tubes -- Conclusions.
Subject: Press and politics United States
Journalism Political aspects United States
Mass media Political aspects United States
Digital media Political aspects United States
United States Politics and government 2001-2009 Press coverage
Mass media and public opinion United States

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Politics on Demand : The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics
Politics on Demand : The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics
by Dagnes, Alison D.
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Politics on Demand : The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics


This riveting book provides a nonpartisan examination of how the technological changes and financial imperatives of the media have led to an entertainment-driven news system poorly suited to report on American politics. Taking on today's brave new world of political reporting, Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics examines how the technological changes and financial imperatives of the American media have led to an entertainment-driven news system that cannot meet the needs of a democracy. Free of partisan slant and easily accessible to all readers, Politics on Demand explains the evolving media system, showing how politicians use the media to sell themselves and how the media uses politicians to its own advantage. The book demonstrates that, with vast amounts of programming time to fill, the spotlight has shifted away from substantive information to opinion, which, in turn, has helped perpetuate partisan politics. Politicians now have to contort themselves to fit within media confines, and political discourse has become extreme and over-simplified. Combining insider interviews with facts, statistics, anecdotes, and analysis, the author, herself a former C-SPAN producer, argues that the American media has become harmful for our nation and a detriment to our political system. Interviews with C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb, Time magazine's TV critic James Poniewozak, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update head writer Alex Baze, and others shed light on today's media A chronology examines the technological progression of the American media and the financial developments of media corporate ownership over the past 50 years
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