Media and Politics
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Media and Politics 2e offers a thorough introduction to the politics of the Australian media, particularly the effect that Australia's liberal democratic tradition has on the operation and structure of the media, and in turn the effect of the media on politics.
It examines the development and evolution of the Australian media, as well as the key debates and controversies which have shaped the domestic media landscape in the last decade. It seeks to explain the dynamics of contemporary media policy and technology while using an approach that locates such changes in enduring principles of political power and institutional behaviour.
Addresses the influence of institutions such as regulators in areas such as media effects, media ownership and public broadcasting
Strong political science focus
Each chapter contains dialogue boxes with short topical case studies to help illustrate concepts.
- The Liberal Democratic Tradition and Australia’s Media: An Introduction
- An Overview of the Australian Media: The Actors, Institutions and Processes.
- The Public and Media: Couch Potato or Rational Consumers?
- The News Media in Action: Pawn, Villain or Saint?
- The Politics of Spin
- The Permanent Campaign
- The Proscription and Prescription of Media Content
- New Developments in Media Ownership
- Public Broadcasting: Wither the ABC and SBS?
- New Media and the Prospects for Democracy
- Global Politics, Global Media
Wayne Errington , Lecturer, University of Adelaide
Narelle Miragliotta , Lecturer, Monash University
Wayne Errington is a Lecturer in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide with research and teaching interests in Australian politics; democracy and democratic theory; political leadership and communication. Narelle Miragliotta is a Lecturer in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. Dr Miragliotta has broad teaching and research interests in many different aspects of Australian politics, including the politics of the Australian media; green political parties; and Australian elections and electoral systems.