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We Keep America on Top of the World : Television Journalism and the Public Sphere - Daniel C. Hallin

We Keep America on Top of the World

Television Journalism and the Public Sphere

Paperback Published: 4th November 1993
ISBN: 9780415091435
Number Of Pages: 196

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We Keep America on Top of the World is a lucid exploration of contemporary American journalism, with particular emphasis on its influential and controversial conponent - television news. Daniel Hallin's discussion encompasses the central and most controversial issues in the study of journalism: the wars in Vietnam and Central America; US-Soviet summits; the origin of the ten-second soundbite; the differences between print and television journalism; and the tension between professionalism and populism.
We Keep America on Top of the World offers a distinctive approach to understanding an institution torn between the imperatives of the market, political ideology and popular fashion, and journalistic professionalism. It will be essential reading for students of media, communication and journalism.

Introduction: American journalism and the public spherep. 1
The American news media: a critical theory perspectivep. 18
The media, the war in Vietnam, and political support: a critique of the thesis of an oppositional mediap. 40
From Vietnam to El SaLvador: hegemony and ideological changep. 58
'We Keep America on Top of the World:' TV news in the age of Reaganp. 87
Speaking of the president: political structure and representational form in US and Italian television newsp. 113
Soundbite news: television coverage of elections, 1968-88p. 133
Summits and the constitution of an international public sphere: the Reagan-Gorbachev meetings as televised media eventsp. 153
The passing of the 'high modernism' of American journalismp. 170
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780415091435
ISBN-10: 0415091438
Series: Communications and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 4th November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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