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Mass Media, Politics and Democracy by John Street
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"Media Media, Politics and Democracy" provides a broad ranging overview of all aspects of the relationship between the media and politics. Drawing its examples from a range of developed liberal democracies, the book combines an accessible account of the political impact and regulation of the mass media with an assessment of the democratic potential and anti-democratic dangers of new media technologies

Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE: REPRESENTING POLITICS Political Bias Telling Tales: The Reporting of Politics It's Just for Fun? Politics and Entertainment Media Effects PART TWO: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MASS MEDIA State Control and State Propaganda Conglomerate Control: Media Moguls and Media Power Watchdogs or Lapdogs? The Politics of Journalism Dreamworlds: Globalization and the Webs of Power PART THREE: MASS MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY Packaging Politics Remote Control Power and Mass Media A Free Press: Democracy and Mass Media Conclusion Bibliography

Author Biography

JOHN STREET is Reader in Politics, University of East Anglia
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Palgrave Macmillan
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