Hallin, Daniel C. (1953—)

Daniel C. Hallin is a professor in the Department of Communication, University of California at San Diego. He is one of the major U.S. specialists in the relationship between mass media and politics, a subject he has studied both in national and comparative dimensions. Indeed, he has written extensively on the U.S. media system and on its comparison with other countries' systems.

His most important book is Comparing Media Systems, which he coauthored with Paolo Mancini; it represents a sort of “summa” of his theoretical thoughts and empirical analysis. In this book Hallin was able to place media analysis within an elaborated, theoretical framework that combines suggestions coming from a critical approach, essentially from Habermas's critical view of the mass media, with observations proposed by some ...

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