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Spiral of cynicism : the press and the public good

Author: Joseph N Cappella; Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Spiral of Cynicism, Joseph N. Cappella and Kathleen Hall Jamieson provide the first conclusive evidence that voter cynicism is indeed fueled by the manner in which the print and broadcast media cover political events and issues. The media's heavy focus on the game of politics, rather than on its substance, starts the spiral of cynicism that erodes citizen interest. By observing voters who watched and read  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cappella, Joseph N.
Spiral of cynicism.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)606123164
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph N Cappella; Kathleen Hall Jamieson
ISBN: 0195090632 9780195090635 0195090640 9780195090642
OCLC Number: 34996090
Description: viii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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.
Responsibility: Joseph N. Cappella, Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

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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  Read more...
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