The highly accessible Introduction to Media and Politics 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, including:
- Are the media a force for democracy or a tool of repression?
- What specific influences shape news production in different societies?
- What happens to media freedom in war and why?
- How can we explain the relationship between the media, terrorists, and citizens in the post-9/11 world?
- Can the internet bring about political change?
Intended Audience: Introduction to Media and Politics is an essential primer for undergraduate and graduate students of political science as well as media and communication studies.