Chapter 12. Mass-Mediated Communication: Spirals of Spin and Broken Swords of Truth

  1. W. Peter Robinson

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753453.ch12

Language in Social Worlds

Language in Social Worlds

How to Cite

Robinson, W. P. (ed) (2003) Mass-Mediated Communication: Spirals of Spin and Broken Swords of Truth, in Language in Social Worlds, Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470753453.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631193357

Online ISBN: 9780470753453

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Keywords:

  • communication;
  • politics;
  • societies;
  • populations;
  • vigilance

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Truth-Value of Statements and the Validity of Arguments in the Public Domain

  • The Mass Media

  • Raising the Stakes

  • Tyranny and the Media

  • Differential Access to Wisdom and Knowledge

  • Endpiece