ERIC Number: ED407357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Elections, Image or Issues? Media & Values 44.
Thoman, Elizabeth, Ed.; Silver, Rosalind, Ed.
Media & Values, n44 p1-24 Sum-Fall 1988
This issue of "Media & Values" explores the growing influence of mass media on the election process in the United States. The essays present various interpretations of that influence and the implications for the nation. The magazine is divided into three sections. The introductory section includes: (1) "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?" (Daniel Schorr); (2) "Packaging Politics: Truth or Consequences" (Kathleen Jamieson); and (3) "Money, Media and 'Electability'" (Kathy Bonk). Section 2, "Election Reflections: An Issue Forum," contains the essays: (1) "Power Politics: Reporting the Real Issues" (Robert Manoff); (2) "A Journalist's View: Reaching Beyond Images" (Cokie Roberts); (3) "Democracy Requires Access to Media Alternatives" (Sharon Maeda); (4) "Liberate Candidates with Free TV" (Hazel Henderson); (5) "Whatever Happened to the Voter?" (Gordon Feller); (6) "Of Money and Politics" (Senator Ted Stevens; Senator Alan Cranston); (7) "Press Conferences: Linking President and People" (Norman Cousins); and (8) "Local Groups Raise Level of Media Debate" (Katherine Ragsdale). Section 3, "Reflection/Action," includes: (1) "Women: First Ladies Convey Feminine Independence" (Sally Steenland); (2) "Children: TV Tool Teaches Election Basics" (Judith Myers-Walls); (3) "Pastoring: Faith Can Counter Campaign Cynicism" (Peter Paulsen); (4) "Minorities: TV Images Reflect Changing America" (Carlos Cortes); (5) "Global Scene: Voters Still Seeking Leadership, Vision" (Keval Joseph Kumar); (6) "Family Life: Standing Up for Ideas and Dreams" (Helen Graham); and (7) "Youth: Training Creates Media Wise Voters" (Bill Wolfe). (EH)
Descriptors: Elections, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Political Campaigns, Political Candidates, Political Issues, Politics, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Values, Values Education, Voting
Center for Media Literacy, 1962 S. Shenandoah, Los Angeles, CA 90034; telephone: 310-559-2944 ($2).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Media Action Research Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For related items, see SO 028 077-082. Journal subtitle: "A Quarterly Resource for Media Awareness."