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The Routledge companion to political journalism.


James Morrison

Jen Birks

Mike Berry


This international edited collection brings together the latest research in political journalism, examining the ideological, commercial and technological forces that are transforming the field and its evolving relationship with news audiences. Comprising 40 original chapters written by scholars from around the world, The Routledge Companion to Political Journalism offers fundamental insights from the disciplines of political science, media, communications ?and journalism. Drawing on interviews, discourse analysis and quantitative statistical methods, the volume is divided into six parts, each focusing on a major theme in the contemporary study of political journalism. Topics covered include far-right media, populism movements and the media, local political journalism practices, public engagement and audience participation in political journalism, agenda setting, and advocacy and activism in journalism. Chapters draw on case studies from the United Kingdom, Hungary, Russia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Italy, Brazil, the United States, Greece and Spain. The Routledge Companion to Political Journalism is a valuable resource for students and scholars of media studies, journalism studies, political communication and political science.


MORRISON, J., BIRKS, J. and BERRY, M. (eds.) 2022. The Routledge companion to political journalism. Abingdon: Routledge [online]. Available from:

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Oct 20, 2021
Publication Date Dec 31, 2022
Deposit Date Nov 29, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 29, 2021
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISBN 9780367248222 ; 9781032080451
Keywords Political journalism; Politics and current affairs; Journalism; Media
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Related Public URLs (Chapter 36) ; (Chapter 38)
Additional Information In addition to editing the book as a whole, James Morrison also (co-)authored the following specific chapters:
- MORRISON, J., BIRKS, J. and BERRY, M. "Introduction: the new terrain of mediated politics", pages 1-14.
- MORRISON, J. "Pluralist public sphere or elitist closed circle? Elite-driven agendas and contributor 'chemistry' as determinants of pundit choice on a flagship BBC politics show", chapter 36, pages 383-393. ( )