Comparing Political Journalism (Communication and Society) (Hardcover)

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Comparing Political Journalism (Communication and Society) (Hardcover)

By Claes de Vreese (Editor), Frank Esser (Editor), David Nicolas Hopmann (Editor)

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Comparing Political Journalism is a systematic, in-depth study of the factors that shape and influence political news coverage today.

Using techniques drawn from the growing field of comparative political communication, an international group of contributors analyse political news content drawn from newspapers, television news, and news websites from 16 countries, to assess what kinds of media systems are most conducive to producing quality journalism.

Underpinned by key conceptual themes, such as the role that the media are expected to play in democracies and quality of coverage, this analysis highlights the fragile balance of news performance in relation to economic forces.

A multitude of causal factors are explored to explain key features of contemporary political news coverage, such as Strategy and Game Framing, Negativity, Political Balance, Personalization, Hard and Soft News

Comparing Political Journalism offers an unparalleled scope in assessing the implications for the ongoing transformation of Western media systems, and addresses core concepts of central importance to students and scholars of political communication world-wide.

Product Details ISBN: 9781138655850
ISBN-10: 1138655856
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2016
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Communication and Society