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Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Matters
As recently as the early 1970s, the news media was one of the most respected institutions in the United States. Yet by the 1990s, this trust had all but evaporated. Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? And has this change shaped the public's political behavior? This book examines waning public trust in the institutional news ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 25th 2011 by Princeton University Press
(first published December 5th 2011)
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How did mainstream media go from Walter Cronkite to blatently partisan alternative outlets, and how does this shape public opinion and public policy? Ladd is a Political Scientist who draws from media history, polling, internet analytics and educational theory to attempt to explain our current information age.