Spiral of cynicism : the press and the public good /

This work provides evidence that the way the American news and broadcast media cover political issues and events causes increased voter cynicism and non-participation. It examines how the media covers political campaigns and significant legislation, such as the passage of health care reform.

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Cappella, Joseph N.
Other Authors: Jamieson, Kathleen Hall.
Format: eBook
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Table of Contents:
  • 1 The President, the Speaker, and the Press; 2 Cynicism or Realism?; 3 Framing the News; 4 The Cognitive Bases for Framing Effects; 5 Designing the Studies; 6 Learning from Strategic and Issue Coverage; 7 Activating the Public's Cynicism about Politics; 8 The Workings of the Cynical Public Mind: Explaining Media Framing; 9 Contagious Cynicism; 10 Breaking the Spiral of Cynicism; Appendixes; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.