This is a systematic and accessible introduction to the critical concepts, structures, and professional practices of political communication. Author Darren G. Lilleker presents more than 50 core concepts in political communication which cement together various strands of theory. From aestheticisation to virtual politics, he explains, illustrates, and provides selected further readings. He considers both practical and theoretical issues central to political communication and offers a critical assessment of recent developments in political communication.

Information Subsidies

Information subsidies

An information subsidy is information provided to a newsroom directly from a source in order to gain access to the media and earn time and space.

Origins and Links

Gandy (1982), referring to the nature of the power relations between sources and journalists, coined the phrase information subsidy. It is accepted that the ...

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