The Media, Politics and Public Life

Craig, Geoffrey (2004) The Media, Politics and Public Life. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 228 pp. ISBN 9781741141245. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

For most of us, the news media is a backdrop to our everyday lives, and the main way in which we connect with public culture. Geoffrey Craig examines the complex relationship between news media and politics and its influence on public life. He argues that the media plays a central role in a functioning democracy, and that public life is essentially mediated. Craig focuses on the role of the news media in representing politics. He shows how politicians use the media, and points to constraints on the media's coverage of politics. Craig provides a balanced evaluation of modern political communication: he explores the loss of public trust in politicians and the media, discusses beliefs about declining debate in public life, and emphasises the dramatic basis of the media and the performative nature of public life. Craig also discusses public opinion polls, the role of the media in everyday life, and media representations of the nation. He draws on Australian issues but also considers British media and political relations and the growing influence of American political and media practices.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: media, politics, public sphere
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4731 Journalism
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P95.8 Communication. Political aspects.
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P90 Communication. Mass Media
J Political Science
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Journalism
Depositing User: Geoffrey Craig
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 15:52 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 15:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41963 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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