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 McNair
Professor of Journalism & Communication, University of Strathclyde
This is a reflective, thorough and welcome overview of the field. It carefully considers the dynamic relationships between the media and political spheres and will therefore be highly valuable to students seeking to understand and analyse developments
Reader in Political Communication, Loughborough University
For more than 300 years media and politics in the western world have been complex institutions and the subjects of numerous works. In this book Dr Louw has successfully drawn together the various strands that create politics and media, providing an enjoyable narrative that demonstrates his strong understanding of the roles they play in modern socioeconomic policy and processes. This second edition makes a vital contribution to the way we view media and politics at the beginning of what promises to be an exciting century
Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
About the Author
Eric Louw is Deputy Head of School & Director of Communication Programs, School of Journalism & Communication, University of Queensland.