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Graber, Doris A. (Doris Appel) 1923-

Works: 50 works in 386 publications in 6 languages and 14,001 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Doris A Graber
Mass media and American politics by Doris A Graber( Book )

99 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighth edition of Graber s classic text is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news. Graber combines comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge theory as she shows students how the media influence governmental institutions and functions, and in turn how the government shapes the way the media disseminate information. Her broad coverage has three focal points: the media's role in both the public and private sectors; its impact on the attitudes of ordinary Americans and political elites; and the ways in which the news media cover government and politics. In addition to new photos, cartoons, screen shots, and data, this edition includes: major changes in reporting, notably in the 2008 elections, brought about by the Internet; the subsequent erosion of the mainstream media's influence on the political agenda; new media, including more on blogging, social networking, and political entertainment shows; the latest on media laws and recent court cases; the evolution and current state of war-time reporting; and how the FCC regulates media ownership and content
Media power in politics by Doris A Graber( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 articles by authors from several social science backgrounds ... Includes essays on ... the history of mass media effects, the agenda-setting function of the press, business coverage in network newscasts, television campaign coverage, media power in presidential elections, and the flow of news among nations. The articles also explore the media's role in the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the Three Mile Island and Iranian hostage crises
The politics of news : the news of politics( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Processing the news : how people tame the information tide by Doris A Graber( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis diplomacy; a history of U.S. intervention policies and practices by Doris A Graber( Book )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verbal behavior and politics by Doris A Graber( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illustrates how and why knowledge of verbal behavior is important to an understanding of politics by analyzing and describing verbal behavior studies pertaining to politics. Chapters in the first part of the book discuss the various characteristics of verbal behavior: the importance of verbal behavior in politics, construction of political messages, functions and effects of verbal behavior, inferences drawn from verbal behavior, and analysis and measurement of verbal behavior. Chapters in part 2 analyze behavior in selected political settings, each chosen because of its intrinsic political importance and because it illustrates a different facet of verbal behavior (E.G., political elites, public assemblies, and small bargaining groups). A bibliographical essay provides a brief guide to the sources likely to prove the most helpful to a reader delving more deeply into various aspects of verbal behavior in political contexts. Author and subject indexes are included. (Jm)
Processing politics : learning from television in the Internet age by Doris A Graber( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public sector communication : how organizations manage information by Doris A Graber( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President & the public( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime news and the public by Doris A Graber( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public opinion, the President, and foreign policy; four case studies from the formative years by Doris A Graber( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the law of belligerent occupation, 1863-1914 : a historical survey by Doris A Graber( Book )

18 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of communication : managing information in public organizations by Doris A Graber( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By helping students see how communication networks must be treated within larger psychological, cultural, and mechanical contexts, this work presents ways to construct effective channels so information is transmitted to the appropriate audiences, linking policy decisions to feedback from citizens
On media : making sense of politics by Doris A Graber( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even as more and more communications avenues open up, are Americans losing their political IQ? Some democratic theorists bemoan citizen apathy, ignorance, and incapacity to make sound political judgments. Renowned media scholar Doris Graber contends that such assessments are based on impractical and outmoded models of measuring citizen awareness and engagement. Using what she calls "reality-based" research methods and a sensitivity to contemporary trends, Graber finds that average people understand many political issues and can think about them in complex ways. She reports her new research on learning from entertainment offerings, emphasizing its novel aspects, including experiments, interviews, message board analyses, and stimulus dramas. The book includes companion studies carried out in the Netherlands and Greece designed to test whether the American findings are culture-specific or hold true across cultural settings. A capstone reflection by a communications authority, On Media offers new approaches to timeworn topics and projects an emerging image of public political knowledge that is at once encouraging, inspirational, and fascinating in its contour and detail
News : the politics of illusion by W. Lance Bennett( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media are everywhere. This renowned book by media expert Lance Bennett explores how well the news media serves the needs of democracy and looks at how various political actors -- from presidents and members of Congress, to interest groups and citizen-activists -- try to get their messages into the news. The News About Democracy: An Introduction to the American Political Information System; News Content: Four Information Biases that Matter; The Political Economy of News; How Politicians Make the News; How Journalists Report the News; Inside the Profession: Objectivity and Other Double Standards; The News Public: Information Processing and Public Opinion; Freedom from the Press: Solutions for Citizens, Politicians, and Journalists. Anyone interested in understanding the news media -- how it works, if it is biased, its function in democratic society
News and democracy : are their paths diverging? by Doris A Graber( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United Nations Mideast Debate Study, 1953-1965 by Doris A Graber( )

4 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is a content analysis of 1,243 speeches on the Middle East situation in the United Nations General Assembly among 87 member nations of the United Nations in the period 1953-1965. The speeches are coded for overall tone, attitudes toward the West, Arabs, and Israel, charges of aggression against the United States, Israel, Arab nations, Britain, and France, Israeli and Arab military preparedness, charges of recurrent attacks by one party in the Middle East disputes on the other, faith in the United Nations' effectiveness to solve the problems, value of United Nations debates, violation of international agreements by either the Israelis or the Arabs, causes of conflict in the Middle East, failure to submit conflict to international agencies, Zionism, religious differences, Soviet intentions in the Middle East, statements on the recognition of Israeli statehood, use of preventive war or force, rationality of positions, Israeli expansionist plans, Israeli denial of freedom and independence to the Arabs, and interference with rights of sovereign states. Additional variables are coded for the Egyptian seizure of the Suez Canal, right of free passage, conspiracy, Israeli and Arab refusals to comply with international obligations, reactions to domestic and world public opinion, economic motives behind aggressions, violation of law by use of force, intra-Arab disputes, problem of Palestinian refugees, use of international force, possibility of world war, safety of holy places, Israeli and Arab refusals to comply with United Nations resolutions, and Israeli and Arab attitudes toward international law ... Cf.:
Have I heard this before and is it worth knowing? : variations in political information processing by Doris A Graber( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How people select and process current events and political information through the media is studied. Throughout 1976, 21 adults were tested for recall of selected news stories; also, participants recorded daily three news stories that had come to their attention. Results indicated that participants totally ignored 67 percent of newspaper stories. Of the 33 percent that were noticed, less than half concerned government and politicians; other topics of interest were social problems, human interest, and economics. In general, the participants selected news stories that were interesting, simple to understand, and believable. After selection of the stories, participants employed five methods of processing or incorporating the new information into their belief systems: cause and effect sequences (a story about rising crime rates is attributed to high unemployment); behavior judgments of persons and groups who are the focus of the stories; judgments about population subgroups such as business people, ethnic groups, and students; institutional judgments; expectations based on cultural norms (E.G., democracy is the best form of government); and personal interest stories which evoke empathy. Conclusions are that the types of schemes used for processing information are limited in world perspectives but are adequate for extracting some meaning from most domestic news stories. (Kc)
UN Mideast debate study by Doris A Graber( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The politics of news : the news of politics
Alternative Names
Graber. D. A.

Graber, Doris A.

Graber, Doris A. 1923-

Graber, Doris Appel

Graber, Doris Appel 1923-

دوريس جرابر، 1923-

グレイバー, ドリス・A

Media power in politicsThe politics of news : the news of politicsVerbal behavior and politicsProcessing politics : learning from television in the Internet ageCrime news and the publicThe power of communication : managing information in public organizationsNews : the politics of illusion