MEDIA HEGEMONY: ROLE OF PRINT MEDIA IN THE 2008 GENERAL ELECTION

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Title: Media Hegemony: Role of Print Media in the 2008 General Election
Autrhors: Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani, Noorulhafidzah & Siti Darwinda Mohamed Pero
ISBN: 978-983-44865-1-6
Year: 2010
Pages: 179
Category: Books
Publisher: Institut Pemikiran Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Price: RM61.00

Synopsis

This book is an important study on the relation between media and political parties in the Malaysia's 12th General Election in 2008. There are three type of print media analysed in this book:

1. The mainstream media are the New Straits Times, The Star, Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia.

2. Alternative or parties' newspapers are the Harakah and Suara Keadilan.

3. Political Tabloids include the Buletin Rakyat, Mingguan Wasilah and Siasah.

The analysis covers from the day of Parliament dissolved on 13 February 2008, until the polling day on 8 March 2008. The main objective of this book is to examine the coverage and tendency of print media toward political parties contested in the 12th general election. It also covers election issues dominated the public sphere during the general election.

 

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Utusan Malaysia

Chapter 3: Berita Harian

Chapter 4: New Straits Times

Chapter 5: The Star

Chapter 6: Alternative Newspapers

Chapter 7: Political Tabloids

Chapter 8: Conclusion

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