Thirty-six essays (16 new to this edition) by 63 writers from communications, journalism, public aff...
Thirty-six essays (16 new to this edition) by 63 writers from communications, journalism, public affairs, and policy studies come together in an anthology designed for courses in mass media and politics, public opinion, political communications, and mass media and society. Essays are organized into six major sections (e.g., Influencing Election Outcomes, Guiding Public Policies), each preceded by the editor's brief introduction. Among the topics: Monica Lewinsky's contribution to political science; and the media's influence on child abuse, political ads, Watergate, protest, the Gulf War, and the health care reform debate of 1993-94. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)