Learning from Television in the Internet Age
By (author) Doris A. Graber
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Processing Politics by Doris A. Graber
Book DescriptionHow often do we hear that Americans are so ignorant about politics that their civic competence is impaired, and that the media are to blame because thay do a dismal job of informing the public? Integrating a broad range of research on how people learn, this text shows that televised presentations - at their best - actually excel at transmitting information and facilitating learning. The author critiques political offerings in terms of their compatibility with our learning capabilities and interests, and she considers the obstacles, both economic and political, that affect the content we receive on the air, on cable, or on the Internet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226305769
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Doris A. Graber
Mass Media and American Politics, Paperback (March 2014)
An popular and readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. This new edition also thoroughly covers new and social media, media ownership, the regulatory environment, infotainment, and war-time reporting.
Media Power in Politics, Paperback (August 2010)
Brings readers the scholarship about the actual power of the media in the real world of politics. This edition includes selections that reflect the changes in American politics, in American media platforms, and in the interactions between political actors and journalists.
Politics of News, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Doris A. Graber
Explores the struggle between journalists, political actors, and the public for control of the news in democratic countries. This book shows how the news media function as an intermediary between governments and citizens, as well as between political actors (such as parties and interest groups) and the public.
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Author Biography - Doris A. Graber
Doris A. Graber, professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the recipient of the American Political Science Association Goodnow Distinguished Service Award. She is author or editor of thirteen books, most recently Media Power in Politics and Information Management in the Public Sphere.
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