Mediated Democracy: Politics, the News, and Citizenship in the 21st Century takes a contemporary, communications-oriented perspective on the central questions pertaining to the health of democracies and relationships between citizens, journalists, and political elites. The approach marries clear syntheses of cutting-edge research with practical advice explaining why the insights of scholarship affects students’ lives. With active, engaging writing, the text will thoroughly explain why things are the way they are, how they got that way, and how students can use the insights of political communication research to do something about it as citizens.
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About the Authors
Chapter 1: Mediated Democracy: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Why the News Is the Way It Is
Chapter 3: The Communication Ecology: Information Flows and Public Opinion
Chapter 4: Are Media Biased?
Chapter 5: The Politics of Attention
Chapter 6: Framing the News: When and How It Matters to the Audience
Chapter 7: Who’s Biased Now?: How People Interpret the Media They Use
Chapter 8: Political Advertising
Chapter 9: Mediated Elections
Chapter 10: Governing, Policymaking, and the Media
Chapter 11: The Future of Mediated Politics