Spiral of Cynicism
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Spiral of Cynicism by Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Book DescriptionThis is the first study to provide conclusive evidence that the way the American news and broadcast media currently cover political issues and events directly causes increased voter cynicism and non-participation. In a path-breaking study, Jamieson and Cappella examine how the media cover both political campaigns and significant legislation (the passage of health care reform). The focus on the game of politics, rather than its substance, fuels a cycle of cynicism, trapping media, politicians and voters. Giving reason to hope, the authors provide detailed discussion of what the media could do to halt the current cycle of cynicism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195090642
(210mm x 139mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Presidents Creating the Presidency, Paperback (April 2008)
Arguing that the presidency is not defined by the Constitution - but by what presidents say and how they say it, "Deeds Done in Words" has been the definitive book on presidential rhetoric. This title reveals how our media-saturated age has transformed the rhetorical strategies presidents use to increase and sustain the executive branch's powers.
Institutions of American Democracy, Paperback (April 2006)
A collection of essays by the nation's leading journalism scholars and professionals will examine the history, identity, roles, and future of the American press, with an emphasis on topics of concern to both practitioners and consumers of American media.
2000 Presidential Election and the Foundations of Party Politics, Paperback (July 2004)» View all books by Kathleen Hall Jamieson
An examination of the US electoral process, providing an integrated account of the 2000 campaign.
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Author Biography - Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of a number of books, including Packaging the Presidency which won the Winans-Wichelns Book Award, and Eloquence in an Electronic Age which won the Speech Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Book Award, and Dirty Politics. Joseph N. Cappella is Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellow of the International Communication Association. He is the author Multivariate Techniques in Human Communication Research and Sequence and Pattern Communication Behaviors.
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