The Political Pundits

Author: Dan D. Nimmo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275935450
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The Political Pundits surveys in detail the small, elite group of persons who comment on and analyze politics in newspapers and newsmagazines, on political media. Dan Nimmo and James E. Combs discuss the key political role pundits play, their methods and strategies, and the potential danger they present to American political life. American democracy is being transformed into a punditocracy, which replaces serious citizen debate with discussion guided by show business values. Punditry, Nimmo and Combs argue, produces symbolic rather than effective healing of political ills, political paternalism rather than political reflection, and, in the end, public disenchantment with politics.

Photojournalism and Foreign Policy

Author: David D. Perlmutter
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275958121
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David Perlmutter examines icons of outrage--the indelible images that presidents and journalists alike claim drive American foreign policy and public opinion. He uncovers the hidden frames that control the visualization of foreign affairs in major crises such as the Tet offensive, Tiananmen, and the intervention in Somalia.

Political communication in America

Author: Robert E. Denton (Jr.)
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
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Denton and Woodward provide a newly updated revision of their classic in political communication. This pioneering text provides a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role and function of communication in American politics. A synthesis of some of the best writing in political communication from the fields of communication, political science, journalism, and history, this edition features completely new chapters on the topics of campaign management, congressional campaigns, politics and popular culture, and "unofficial Washington." This edition also reflects updated sources and recent examples. Students and scholars in the fields of communication, political science, political sociology, and contemporary American political history will find this text invaluable.

On Behalf of the President Presidential Spouses and White House Communications Strategy Today

Author: Lauren A. Wright
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440848602
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White House expert Lauren A. Wright identifies, explains, and measures the impact of the expanding role of presidential spouses in the White House and presidential campaign communications strategy, with a focus on the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. • Examines the First Lady's role of enhancing the president's public image and expanding public support for his policy agenda • Focuses on the communications and public relations role of presidential spouses • Analyzes every documented public speech made by a first lady since 1992 • Includes interviews with many prominent former White House staff members, journalists, and presidential campaign strategists

Political Commentators in the United States in the 20th Century

Author: Dan D. Nimmo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295850
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The only volume of its kind to trace the development of political commentary in the 20th century through bio-critical analyses of the century's most significant professional political communicators in the United States.

Political Campaign Communication

Author: Judith S. Trent
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 144220673X
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Now in its seventh edition, Political Campaign Communication provides a realistic understanding of the strategic and tactical communication practices utilized in contemporary political campaigns. It draws on a wealth of examples from local to national political campaigns and communication theory to illustrate principles and practices of campaigns such as functions, stages, communicative styles, public speaking, debates, interpersonal communication, political advertising, and the use of the internet and new media. Trent, Friedenberg, and Denton's classic text has been updated to reflect recent election campaigns, including the 2010 congressional elections and the initial stages of the 2012 presidential election. Many sections now focus on the most recent presidential elections, and the campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain. In addition, the authors have examined the expanding role of the internet in political campaigns. Political Campaign Communication continues to be a classroom favorite-a thoroughly researched, insightful, and reader-friendly text.

Why Irrational Politics Appeals Understanding the Allure of Trump

Author: Mari Fitzduff
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440855153
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The 2016 election has inspired millions of U.S. citizens—and struck panic in the hearts of millions more. This book explains the allure of Trump, examines how Trump's success ties into the hopes and fears of many Americans, and calls into question the limitations of our democratic system. • Examines Donald Trump's ascendancy and elective allure from the perspectives of social, political, and evolutionary psychology as well as neuroscience and biopsychology • Challenges readers to reconsider the process of electoral politics and political voting in the United States • Considers how voting behavior and political choices are often based on emotions rather than on a rational, carefully considered decision-making process

The News Shapers The Sources Who Explain the News

Author: Lawrence C. Soley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313369186
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Analysts, political scientists, scholars, and consultants,--The News Shapers describes the elite club of individuals that the media approach for inside information, background, or predictions concerning the outcome of still-unfolding stories. Although they are presented as detached experts, Lawrence C. Soley uncovers their long histories of partisanship as former government officials or politicians, and charges that most of the shapers have no better credentials than the millions of people to whom the news media never turn. Soley's findings, based on a University of Minnesota study which examined three major networks' evening newscasts during 1987-1988, reveal that a small number of white, politically conservative men associated with Washington-based think tanks, former Republican administrations, and private, East Coast universities virtually monopolize political discourse in the mass media. Dispelling the myth of the media's liberal bias, Soley discusses the shortcomings of both print and broadcast journalism which lead to selection of partisan news analysts, and the effects of their commentaries on foreign and domestic affairs. Special attention is given to Henry Kissinger, Washington Think Tanks, and the media's handling of the conflict with Iraq. The News Shapers identifies the experts, their past political affiliations, and their often thin academic credentials. It is highly recommended for scholars in communications, journalism, and political science, as well as for newspaper readers and television news viewers.