Surprising news : how the media affect, and do not affect, politics / Kenneth Newton
- Newton, Kenneth, 1940-
- Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2019.
- Physical Description:
- x, 277 pages ; 23 cm
- Surprising news -- Belief preservation -- Partisans and party identifiers -- When the public is not buying -- Personal knowledge and experience -- Political talk -- Trust and distrust -- Diffuse and subconscious effects -- Public service and commercial TV -- Hyper-pluralism in the digital age -- Pluralist news diets? -- Explaining media political effects.
- "What role do the media play in influencing political life and shaping public opinion and behavior? Do they support--or undermine--our democratic beliefs and institutions? Claims about the media's powerful influence are frequently made, but where is the evidence? Kenneth Newton scrutinizes these complex questions. Recognizing that differing forms of political communication have differing effects on differing people around the world, Newton goes further to ask why this occurs and how. The answers that he presents in Surprising News offer a deeply researched, enlightening challenge to conventional wisdom in this age of fake news, post-truth, and claims about how the new digital media have transformed politics"--Provided by publisher.
- 9781626377660 (hardcover : alk. paper), 1626377669 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781626377707 (pbk. : alk. paper), and 1626377707 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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