Television News and the Supreme Court

Author: Elliot E. Slotnick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576161
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive examination of how numerous constraints faced by reporters covering the Supreme Court contribute to patterns of infrequent, brief, and often incorrect and misleading stories about the Court that subsequently are aired on TV news broadcasts.

All the News That s Fit to Sell

Author: James T. Hamilton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400841410
Format: PDF, Kindle
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That market forces drive the news is not news. Whether a story appears in print, on television, or on the Internet depends on who is interested, its value to advertisers, the costs of assembling the details, and competitors' products. But in All the News That's Fit to Sell, economist James Hamilton shows just how this happens. Furthermore, many complaints about journalism--media bias, soft news, and pundits as celebrities--arise from the impact of this economic logic on news judgments. This is the first book to develop an economic theory of news, analyze evidence across a wide range of media markets on how incentives affect news content, and offer policy conclusions. Media bias, for instance, was long a staple of the news. Hamilton's analysis of newspapers from 1870 to 1900 reveals how nonpartisan reporting became the norm. A hundred years later, some partisan elements reemerged as, for example, evening news broadcasts tried to retain young female viewers with stories aimed at their (Democratic) political interests. Examination of story selection on the network evening news programs from 1969 to 1998 shows how cable competition, deregulation, and ownership changes encouraged a shift from hard news about politics toward more soft news about entertainers. Hamilton concludes by calling for lower costs of access to government information, a greater role for nonprofits in funding journalism, the development of norms that stress hard news reporting, and the defining of digital and Internet property rights to encourage the flow of news. Ultimately, this book shows that by more fully understanding the economics behind the news, we will be better positioned to ensure that the news serves the public good.

Television Courtroom Broadcasting Effects

Author: Paul Lambert
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761860061
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The courts have had to deal with the increasing amount of technology. Televised courtroom broadcasting especially remains an issue. Despite three Supreme Court cases on this issue, the common thread between the cases has not been highlighted. This book analyzes these cases and the effects broadcasting has on the courts.

The Press and American Politics

Author: Richard Davis
ISBN: 9780130264046
Format: PDF
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Very contemporary in perspective, this book provides a well-balanced survey of all aspects of the relationship between the press and American politics. It portrays the relationship as interactive and symbiotic (rather than one-sided) and dissects the media's role as mediator in the political processes of American politics. Explores news-gathering and news-shaping, effects of media on the mass public, the electoral functions and effects of the news media, the interaction with political institutions and organizations, and the media's policymaking role, governmental regulation of media, global comparisons, historical and technological changes, and more. For anyone interested in the media/politics connection.

The Supreme Court 9th Edition

Author: Lawrence Baum
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781933116853
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While the Court is always evolving, the changes have been especially sweeping these past few years. Looking closely at the appointments of two new justices and the possible effects of the shift from the Rehnquist Court to the Roberts Court, Baum examines the implications of recent major decisions. Baum explores the Court's rulings on the procedural rights of suspected terrorists as well as the growth in conflict between Congress and the federal courts. --from publisher description

Media and American courts

Author: S. L. Alexander
Publisher: Abc-clio
ISBN: 9781576079799
Format: PDF, ePub
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This referennce work explores the interaction of ever-more pervasive media and the US judicial system in the 20th century. It includes glossary definitions of terms necessary for an understanding of media coverage of the judicial system and biographical sketches of journalists, lawyers and judges.

American Government

Author: Larry J. Sabato
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321317094
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new edition of the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course and contains an entire unit devoted to Texas government and politics. Written with the belief that knowledge of the development of American government is integral to fully understand our current political system, "American Government: Continuity and Change" offers a strong historical perspective that highlights the evolution of government and engages students with examples relevant to their lives.