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
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
DLC
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 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Presse
  • Journalisme
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • United States
  • Nieuwsvoorziening
  • Democratie
  • Massamedia
  • Aspect politique
  • Journalisme
  • États-Unis
  • Journalismus
  • Politik
  • USA
  • Journalisme - États-Unis
  • Presse - Aspect politique - États-Unis
  • Journalismus
  • Politik
  • USA
Label
Democracy and the news, Herbert J. Gans
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-157) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 168 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57124979
Label
Democracy and the news, Herbert J. Gans
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-157) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 168 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57124979

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