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.
The term spin is used to denote media management techniques that hinder journalists from reporting news objectively and from accessing all the information. The spin-doctor is an individual who attempts to use spin to influence public opinion by placing a favourable bias on information ...