This is a timely new edition of Louw's accessible and comprehensive book. It will make essential reading for students and teachers of political mediaBrian McNairProfessor of Journalism & Communication, University of Strathclyde
A must-read book for contemporary media scholars
This is a great book for courses on media and politics. It's down to earth, critical, argumentative and challenging, and still remains accessible for students.
The book is highly recommended for lecturers who teach Mass Communication course. By using the book, I could introduce the role of media within political processes. The book also gives important notes about the origin and development of political process in the west (section 3). It is good and useful for us in the east.
This is a wonderful book with fascinating structure and in-depth information for everyone interested in political process and the role of media within it. It was suggested as a recommended reading for our students, and I have no doubt they will greatly benefit from it.
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A comprehensive overview of the subject area, including particularly strong chapters on image management and the media and war/terrorism.
An in-depth study of the relationship between the media, public relations and modern day politics. A trusted guide to understanding many of the power relationships at play, and a variety of theoretical lenses through which to explore the terrain. Insightful and thought-provoking.
A highly interesting and thought-provoking text. Well written & accessable, covering a wide range of issues.
Engaging topics. Clear breakdown in chapters/sections with boxes, diagrams to help explain key areas. Very accessible and definitely one for the library and to suggest to students.
The Media and Political Process provides a rich and detail account of the inter-relationship between the political sphere and media functions. For my students in particular, it highlights the iterative relationship between social policy and public perceptions of young people.
I have recommended this for my module Discourses of War to cover the topic of media and war. It provides much useful information on the topic of conflict and media.
The new edition is most welcome, given the topicality of the book's subject and the rapidly changing nature of the field.