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The Resource Democracy and the news, Herbert J. Gans

Democracy and the news, Herbert J. Gans

Label
Democracy and the news
Title
Democracy and the news
Statement of responsibility
Herbert J. Gans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Building on his 1979 classic, Deciding What's News, Herbert Gans shows how the role of the contemporary journalist has shrunk. Increased profit-seeking by news firms and media conglomerates have resulted in the downsizing of journalists, while an apparent shrinkage of audience interest in the news has led to a declining news audience. Gans argues that the news media also suffers from assembly-line modes of production and other ills, with one major product being excessive publicity for the president and other public officials, the very people citizens most distrust. In such an environment, investigative journalism and critical news analysis - which citizens could use to make intelligent choices on issues that concern them - cannot flourish. But Gans makes several incisive suggestions about what the news media can do to enable citizens to better understand today's America, and what political and economic changes might move us closer to a true citizens' democracy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gans, Herbert J
Dewey number
302.23/45/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.P6
LC item number
G36 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • United States
  • Journalismus
  • Politik
  • USA
  • Nieuwsvoorziening
  • Democratie
  • Massamedia
  • Aspect politique
  • Journalisme
  • États-Unis
  • USA
Label
Democracy and the news, Herbert J. Gans
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-157) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • The Problem of news effects
  • ch. 5.
  • The news : what might be done
  • ch. 6.
  • Citizens' democracy : what might be done
  • Notes
  • Index of subjects
  • Index of names
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • ch. 1.
  • Citizens' democracy and citizen disempowerment
  • ch. 2.
  • Journalism and its troubles
  • ch. 3.
  • Journalistic practices and their problems
Control code
57124979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 168 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195151329
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57124979
Label
Democracy and the news, Herbert J. Gans
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-157) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • The Problem of news effects
  • ch. 5.
  • The news : what might be done
  • ch. 6.
  • Citizens' democracy : what might be done
  • Notes
  • Index of subjects
  • Index of names
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • ch. 1.
  • Citizens' democracy and citizen disempowerment
  • ch. 2.
  • Journalism and its troubles
  • ch. 3.
  • Journalistic practices and their problems
Control code
57124979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 168 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195151329
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57124979

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