"It better contextualizes RECENT changes to media politics - integration of digital media, complexity of political phenomenon like fake news and misinformation, and puts it into a perspective that accounts for changes in the last 60 years."
"The book is very timely and it has good case studies for students to discuss in class. It has chapters on
race- and gender-related issues. You can use it as the main textbook, or you can assign it as supplementary reading material."
"An up-to-date exploration of the changing role of media in our politics."
"Jane Hall has written a brilliant analysis that is educational, entertaining and important. Her comprehensive and timely book will be required reading for scholars, and will be invaluable for general readers and anyone interested in the relationship between politics and the media."
"Finally, as current a book as possible incorporating scholarly work on the media and politics and up-to-date examples and suggested exercises that are sure to rivet student interest. From its coverage of a tweeting President constantly assailing the media to trenchant analyses of coverage of the BLM movement, immigration and how the media treats women candidates this book is a must- adopt for Media and Politics classes. It is also an excellent add on for classes on American Politics and Campaigns and Elections."
“I’m impressed with the range of topics in this book, particularly the chapters on the role of gender, race and ethnicity in politics and the media. It puts contemporary issues in recent historical context through the 2020 election—and beyond. I’m sure students will enjoy—and learn a lot.”
“This tour de force” is “a definitive resource on politics and the media for years to come.” It provides “expert analysis on the modern media’s theoretical and ethical underpinnings” and “in-depth coverage of social media, race, immigration, women and media globalization, along with standout interviews with “a range of perspectives on the media and politics from the vantage points of U.S. senators, journalists, critics, and activists…”