Projections of Power
Framing News, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy
By (author) Robert M. Entman
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Projections of Power by Robert M. Entman
Book DescriptionTo succeed in foreign policy, U.S. presidents have to sell their versions or framings of political events to the news media and to the public. But since the end of the Cold War, journalists have increasingly resisted presidential views, even offering their own spin on events. What, then, determines whether the media will accept or reject the White House perspective? And what consequences does this new media environment have for policymaking and public opinion? To answer these questions, Robert M. Entman develops a powerful new model of how media framing works-a model that allows him to explain why the media cheered American victories over small-time dictators in Grenada and Panama but barely noticed the success of far more difficult missions in Haiti and Kosovo. Discussing the practical implications of his model, Entman also suggests ways to more effectively encourage the exchange of ideas between the government and the media and between the media and the public. His book will be an essential guide for political scientists, students of the media, and anyone interested in the increasingly influential role of the media in foreign policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226210728
(230mm x 142mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert M. Entman
Scandal and Silence, Hardback (March 2012)
* An internationally renowned scholar presents a new theory for understanding the role the media play in political scandals * Counter to received wisdom, the book argues that the media neglect, rather than pursue, scandals involving politicians * Uses a broad range of cases from 1988 onwards, including George W.
Media Concentration and Democracy, Hardback (December 2006)
This book provides a normative critique of mass media ownership concentration.
Communication and Democratic Reform in South Africa, Paperback (November 2006)
The book examines the reform of the communication sector in South Africa.
New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by Robert M. Entman
A critical assessment of the role that information technologies have come to play in contemporary campaigns.
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Author Biography - Robert M. Entman
Robert M. Entman is a professor of communication and political science at North Carolina State University. He is coauthor of "The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America," published by the University of Chicago Press and winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize and other awards.
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