POLITICS AND THE MEDIA
Example of Politics and the Media
So far i have used an internet search engine to find several useful articles (including one from San Fransico Chronical), and some statistical data of TV audiences in America during the hurricane Katrina crisis from Nielsen Media Research. I have also found some textual news footage from NBC and Fox news, and am planning to send an e-mail a questionnaire to a professor of sociology at San Diego University who has done relevant research into my topic. I next plan to do check for any relevant books that may be useful, and perform a focus group that has seen the news broadcasts.
Labels: Will Chapman
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Full Text :COPYRIGHT 2007 Solo Syndication Limited
Byline: Sam Greenhill
TONY BLAIR says that God was 'hugely important' in influencing hisdecisions in power, including going to war in Iraq.
The former Prime Minister, who has previously brushed aside religiousquestions, now admits he underplayed his faith out of fear of being seen as a'nutter'.
'If I am honest about it, yes of course it was hugely important,' he said in aninterview for BBC1's The Blair Years. 'There is no point in me denying it, Ihappen to have religious conviction.
I don't actually think there is anything wrong in having religious conviction -on the contrary, I think it is a strength for people.' Mr Blair, who is widelybelieved to be on the verge of converting to Roman Catholicism, said it wasdifficult to be open about faith in Britain, unlike in America where votersexpect their politicians to be comfortable talking about it.
'You talk about it in our system and, frankly, peoand ple do think you're anutter,' he told the BBC programme to be broadcast next Sunday.
He said voters tended to think that religious politicians 'go off and sit inthe corner and & commune with the man upstairs and then come back and say,"Right, I've been told the answer and that's it".' His remarks had a mixedreception.
Damian Thompson, editor of the Catholic Herald, said: 'In the eyes of manyRoman Catholics, Mr Blair is a hypocrite. There was passionate opposition inthe Catholic community to the Iraq war, which Pope John Paul II condemnedunreservedly.' But the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said: 'Mr Blair'scomments highlight the need for greater recognition to be given to the rolefaith has played in shaping our country.' Melanie Phillips - Page 14
Gale Document Number:CJ171792759
Labels: Thomas Pollyn
Book - What the Media are doing to our politics.
Labels: Adam P
Labels: George Stevenson
Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Media, (1992), Andrew Bekey & Ruth Chadwick, Routledge
1) The Media and Political Process, Eric Louw, 2005, SAGE Productions, Chapter 9 Page 195
Today we went to the LRC to look through books and magazines to see what we could find on politics and the media. Also we saw a small tour of the use of Infotrack a online reference search engine.