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Kaniss, Phyllis

ISBN 10: 0226423476 / ISBN 13: 9780226423470
Published by University Of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1991
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Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor rubbing on clean, complete DJ. ; 9-1/4" Tall, 260pp. BUSINESS. "Why do crimes and accidents earn more television news coverage than major government initiatives affecting thousands of people? .Filled with revealing interviews with both journalists and city officials, MAKING LOCAL NEWS is the first comprehensive look at the print and broadcast media that touch us most directly. Phyllis Kaniss explores how the economic interests of media owners, the professional motives of journalists, and the strategies of media-wise politicians combine to shape the news you see, hear, and read - and influence the outcomes of urban policy. " Notes. Index. A few figures and maps in text. Bookseller Inventory # 30702

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Publisher: University Of Chicago Press, Chicago

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover; First Printing

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Why do crimes and accidents earn more news coverage than development and policy issues affecting thousands of people? Filled with revealing interviews with both journalists and city officials, Making Local News is the first comprehensive look at how the economic motives of media owners, professional motives of journalists, and the strategies of media-wise politicians shape the news we see and hear, thereby influencing urban policy.

"Making Local News by Phyllis Kaniss . . . is significant. . . . If we can continue to get smarter about that which journalism leaves out or distorts in its coverage of politics, we may eventually get smarter about politics itself."—Mitchell Stephens, The Philadelphia Inquirer View

"A convincing analysis of the factors and forces which color how and why local issues do, or do not, become newsworthy." —Michael H. Ebner, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"This work serves as a reminder of the importance of a medium that is often overlooked until economic realities threaten its very existence." —Choice

"Kaniss is truly a pioneer in the study of local news."—Susan Herbst, Contemporary Sociology

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This book looks at how such major local issues come to be recognized and covered by the metropolitan media. Why do certain policy questions come to receive intense coverage in the local media, while others are given only passing considerations or ignored? When a new plan or proposal is announced by local officials, what factors determine whether it will be covered with cheerleading fanfare or subjected to investigative scrutiny?

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