Citizens Or Consumers?: What the Media Tell Us about Political Participation
McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Sep 1, 2005 - Social Science - 169 pages
Based on the largest study of the media coverage of public opinion and citizenship in Britain and the United States, this book argues that while most of us learn about politics and public affairs from the news media, we rarely see or read about examples of an active, engaged citizenry.
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Chapter 2 Meet the public
Chapter 3 How active are citizens in the media?
Chapter 4 Reporting opinion polls
Out of the mouths of babes and citizens
Inferences about public opinion
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