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THE MASS MEDIA AND DEMOCRATIC WELL BEING IN THE UNITED STATES

Stanley Rothman
International Journal on World Peace
Vol. 13, No. 3 (SEPTEMBER 1996), pp. 49-64
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20752088
Page Count: 16
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Abstract

Until recently the American press was primarily a local press and supported American institutions. This began to change with the advent of general affluence, and mass television, which has tended to undermine the restraints of an earlier America. Television anchormen became powerful political figures. This may change though the advent of sophisticated computers and the world wide web. In the meantime, however, national journalists have contributed to the growing public cynicism about their elected officials that may be undermining the very democratic order which created them.

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