Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Matters
Winner of the 2013 Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy for the book "that best fulfills the objective of improving democratic governance through an examination of the intersection between the media, politics and public policy."
Winner of the 2012 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research for the "most notable book addressing issues of communications policy."
Finalist for the 2012 Frank Luther Mott - Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for the "best research-based book about journalism or mass communication."
"This book is a must-read for those who want to understand the evolution of the American press and its relationship with the public and political elites since its founding."
Kevin Arceneaux, Public Opinion Quarterly
Coverage on the Web
Interview on The Roundtable, Northeast Public Radio (NPR affiliate), Albany, NY
Audio, February 24, 2012
Interview on The Joy Cardin Show, Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR-affiliated cluster of stations)
Audio, February 18, 2012
Interview on The Jim Bohannon Show, Syndicated
Audio (starting at the 40 minute mark), February 15, 2012
- Media Criticism in Ideological Magazines (Coding Guidelines)
- Media Criticism in Washington Post Opinion Articles (Coding Guidelines)
- Open-Ended "Memory Dump" Survey Probing Media Trust (Codebook)
- First Survey Experiment Exploring Causes of Media Trust (Replication Do File)
- Second Survey Experiment Exploring Causes of Media Trust (Replication Do File)
- Page 45 mistakenly refers to Heywood Campbell Broun, Jr. as "Heywood Hale Broun." Heywood Hale Broun is his son.
- Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media should be included on page 80's list of liberal books criticizing the media instead of page 79's list of conservative books criticizing the media.
- Page 87 mistakenly refers to George Packer as "David Packer."
- Due to a production error, copies printed in early 2012 contained a mistake in Figure 4-4 on page 89. The vertical axis labels were incorrect. Instead of 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9, these labels should have been 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8, respectively. This mistake is corrected in subsequently printed copies of the book.