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Governing With the News: The News Media as a Political Institution (Studies in Communication, Media, and Public Opinion)
The ideal of a neutral, objective press has proven in recent years to be just that—an ideal. In Governing with the News, Timothy E. Cook goes far beyond the single claim that the press is not impartial to argue that the news media are in fact a political institution integral to the day-to-day operations of our government. This updated edition includes a new afterword by th ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 328 pages
Published August 15th 2005 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published February 17th 1998)
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This book is well-researched and the author provides ample evidence to support his claim that the news media is actually a political institution. Cook highlights the main bias of media, while associating news with political power. The author maintains that news media meets social science requirements for classification as an institution. I personally think that the author misses a bias that is evident is US media.