Inside Elections: Media: From News Coverage to Political Advertising, 1st Edition

  • Sandy Donovan
  • Published By: Lerner Publications
  • ISBN-10: 1467785261
  • ISBN-13: 9781467785266
  • DDC: 324.7
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The frenzied news coverage during a political election is unstoppable. Political ads also bombard you from every source—websites, TV, radio, and print. Then there are the memes, links, and video clips that show up through social media. Are these just annoyances, or do media messages actually shape an election's outcome? News outlets, campaign staff, and even members of the public use many forms of media for different purposes: to explain candidates' platforms, to explore issues, to expose controversy, and more. Some messages are biased, while others try to be balanced. Examine opposing viewpoints on some of the key issues involving media's role and consider for yourself what power media has to influence the election process.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Election Media Blitz.
1: Reporting Election News.
2: The Watchdog Effect.
3: Candidates and Media Relations.
4: Private Political Media.
5: Promoting Public Discussion.
6: Keeping Elections Running Smoothly.
Source Notes.
Selected Bibliography.
Further Information.
Photo Acknowledgments.