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Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases Inequality in Political Involvement and Polarizes Elections
by Markus Prior
The media environment is changing. Today in the United States, the average viewer can choose from hundreds of channels, including several twenty-four hour news channels. News is on cell phones, on iPods, and online; it has become a ubiquitous and unavoidable reality in modern society. The purpose of this book is to examine systematically, how these differences in access ...more
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Cambridge University Press
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Just reread this amazing seminal work in preparation for my dissertation defense. Great use of data from viewership by county to voting rates. Thank you for introducing a book about the media environment, about how the availability of one changes choices and plays a role in changing and setting preferences. With cable TV and the Internet, fewer now opt for news in the high-choice environment and go directly to their sports page and pundit of choice. Less general news knowledge base and more ...more