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Constructing public opinion [videorecording] : how politicians and the media misrepresent the public / Media Education Foundation
Alternate Title How politicians and the media misrepresent the public [videorecording]
Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, 2002
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HM1236 .L4811 2002    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Public opinion
Public opinion -- United States
Mass media and public opinion -- United States
Political psychology
Physical Description 1 videodisc (31 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; Dolby digital stereo
Performer/Participant Presenter, Justin Lewis
Credits Director/editor, Susan Ericsson
Note Originally produced in 2001
Based on Justin Lewis's book: Constructing public opinion
Full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio)
Summary The media regularly use public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories. But how exactly do they report them and to what end? In this interview, Professor Justin Lewis demonstrates the way in which polling data are themselves used by media to not just reflect what Americans think but instead to construct public opinion itself. Addressing issues such as the role the media play in "manufacturing consent" for political elites, what polls really tell us about public opinion, and what Americans actually think about politics, the program provides a new way to think about the relationship between politics, media and the public
Contents Political perceptions -- Economic forces -- Media coverage -- The phantom liberal -- Military omissions -- Democratic ideals
Alternate Author Ericsson, Susan
Lewis, Justin, 1958-
Media Education Foundation

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