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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $58.00
  • November 2018
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-66487-4
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


Media Politics

A Citizen's Guide

Fourth Edition

Paperback

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Shanto Iyengar (Author, Stanford University)

 

Provides crucial context for important recent developments

Have the 2016 elections and Trump presidency ushered in a new era in political communication? Iyengar helps students see how dramatic developments like claims of “fake news,” allegations of Russian election meddling via social media, and Donald Trump’s attacks on mainstream news outlets fit into a larger understanding of the media’s role in democracy.

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A current perspective from a leading scholar

This significant revision shows how current issues like “fake news,” the rise of Donald Trump, and the proliferation of social media fit into a larger understanding of political communication. Shanto Iyengar, a leading scholar in the field, makes contemporary research accessible and engaging with new examples and data throughout. No book illuminates more clearly how the media influence politics and how politicians use the media to get elected, stay in power, and achieve policy goals.

Provides crucial context for important recent developments

Have the 2016 elections and Trump presidency ushered in a new era in political communication? Iyengar helps students see how dramatic developments like claims of “fake news,” allegations of Russian election meddling via social media, and Donald Trump’s attacks on mainstream news outlets fit into a larger understanding of the media’s role in democracy. 

Makes contemporary research accessible and engaging

In a fascinating and quickly changing field, Media Politics is the most up-to-date text. It incorporates advances in scholarship on topics that students and scholars care about, including recent work on topics like affective polarization, echo chambers, and filter bubbles. Throughout the text,updated figures and tables summarize important patterns and scholarly findings.

A critical-analytical approach to the media’s role in democracy

Going beyond explanation of media operations and structures, Media Politics examines how democracy is influenced by the effects of media on political actors—from policy makers down to ordinary voters. The book’s capstone chapter, “Evaluating Media Politics” (Chapter 11), has been rewritten for this edition to critically analyze media politics in the United States today and several proposed reforms.

Resources to support your course—with an author-curated video archive

Shanto Iyengar has created a unique, free, and open video archive (mediapolitics.stanford.edu/) featuring political ads, news stories, debates, and speeches. Each clip is keyed to topics in the book, making them easy to incorporate. The textis also supported by a test bank and PowerPoints that include all of the images in the text.

     

    Chapter 1: Introduction: Image Is Everything
    Chapter 2: The Press and the Democratic Process: The American System in Comparative Perspective
    Chapter 3: The Media Marketplace: Where Americans Get the News
    Chapter 4: Reporters, Official Sources, and the Decline of Adversarial Journalism
    Chapter 5: New Media, New Forms of Campaigning
    Chapter 6: Campaigning through the Media

    Chapter 7: Campaigns That Matter
    Chapter 8: News and Public Opinion

    Chapter 9: Going Public: Governing through the Media
    Chapter 10: Evaluating Media Politics