Bibliography: Kennedy Assassination (page 3 of 3)

Fedler, Fred; And Others (1982). "Time,""Newsweek" and the Kennedys: A Study of Three Presidential Elections. A study was conducted to compare "Time" and "Newsweek" magazines' fairness and coverage in the various presidential campaigns of the three Kennedy brothers. Researchers examined every story the two magazines published about John Kennedy's primary campaign, beginning January 1, 1960, and ending with his nomination at the Democratic convention that summer. Stories about Robert Kennedy were analyzed from January 1, 1968, until the week of his assassination, and stories about Edward Kennedy were analyzed from January 1, 1980, until the week of President Jimmy Carter's renomination. The researchers studied 10 different types of statements that appeared in the stories, recording instances of attribution and adverbial and adjectival bias, as well as statements about the Kennedys' ages, appearance, personalities, families, religion, and wealth. Statements were rated favorable, neutral, or unfavorable. Analysis revealed that statements published about the three brothers by both magazines were approximately about 20% favorable, 50% neutral, and about 30% unfavorable. Both magazines treated President John Kennedy more favorably than they treated either of his brothers. "Time" published 454 adverbial and adjectival phrases about John, Robert, and Edward, while "Newsweek" published only half as many, but the magazines were remarkably consistent in their slant, with just over half of these phrases in both magazines rated favorable.   [More]  Descriptors: Bias, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Journalism

Vande Berg, Leah R. (1995). Living Room Pilgrimages: Television's Cyclical Commemoration of the Assassination Anniversary of John F. Kennedy, Communication Monographs. Offers a brief overview of V. Turner's syntactic and semantic framework for analyzing pilgrimage social drama. Uses this framework to examine the structure of the JFK assassination anniversary news stories and specials, as well as the fixed symbols which mark the pilgrimage routes from beginning to end. Discusses the individual, societal, and journalistic functions of these living room pilgrimages. Descriptors: Communication Research, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role

Heifetz, Ronald A. (1994). Leadership without Easy Answers. This book grew out of a course at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government (Massachusetts) in leadership designed to give students insight and tools for working in various official and unofficial roles where leading others can become essential to effective performance. After an introduction, Part 1 presents an overview of the meaning of leadership focusing particularly on the concepts of adaptation and authority. Its three chapters address: the values inherent in effective leadership; the requirements for adapting to human challenges; and the evolution of authority in human society. Part 2 discusses principles leading with authority in four chapters on: authority relationships and organizational structures; the ability to apply power; dealing with crises in leadership; and deficiencies in leadership. Part 3 discusses leadership in the absence of any conferred authority, formal or informal, in two chapters which discuss creative decision making without authorization and strategies for dealing with stressful situations. Part 4 examines how to maintain one's position of relative safety and respect in two chapters about, first, character and physical assassination and, second, meeting personal challenges in isolation. (Contains reference notes for individual chapters.) Descriptors: College Students, Decision Making Skills, Higher Education, Interaction Process Analysis

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