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Pew Center for the People and the Press

"A research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. We are best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for our polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes" [from the site]

PolitiFact

Operated by the St. Petersburg Times, this site aims to review claims made in the media and test them for accuracy. PolitiFact won the Pulitizer Prize for national reporting for coverage of the 2008  election.

Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics & Public Policy

A research center at Harvard University that studies the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. 

Books

All the presidents' spokesmen : spinning the news,

Klein, Woody. (Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.)
McNichols Campus Library
E 176.47 .K58 2008

First ladies and the fourth estate : press framing of presidential wives

Lisa M. Burns. (DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, c2008)
McNichols Campus Library
E 176.2 .B86 2008

Managing the President's message : the White House communications operation

Kumar, Martha Joynt. (Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4738 ,K86 2007

The media effect : how the news influences politics and government

Willis, William James. (Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4738 .W55 2007

Reporting from Washington : the history of the Washington press corps

Ritchie, Donald. (New York : Oxford University Press, c2005)
PN 4888 .O25 R58 2005

When the press fails : political power and the news media from Iraq to Katrina

Bennett, W. Lance. (Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4738 .B37 2007

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