This highly accessible text compares media institutions and political experiences in countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia, to enable students to think critically about the central questions in the study of media and politics. The book balances contemporary case studies with explanations of key theories and concepts, and includes a section on political communication research methods, empowering students to fully understand - and conduct their own comparative research into - the impact of media on the political sphere.
Chapter 1: Introduction
- Studying Media and Politics: What Do We Look at First?
- Classic Models of Media and Politics
- Audience Studies
- Assessing Media Freedom
- Content of the Book
- Book Structure
- Study Questions
- Reading Guide
- Internet Resources
As individuals, we tend to remember important events in modern history through their media coverage. Every generation in contemporary society has a set of ...