The Dynamics of Political Communication: Media and Politics in a Digital Age
The third edition of The Dynamics of Political Communication continues its comprehensive coverage of communication and politics, focusing on problematic issues that bear on the functioning of democracy in an age of partisanship, social media, and political leadership that questions media’s legitimacy.
The book covers the intersections between politics and communication, calling on related social science disciplines as well as normative political philosophy. This new edition is thoroughly updated and includes a survey of the contemporary political communication environment, unpacking fake news, presidential communication, hostile media bias, concerns about the waning of democracy, partisan polarization, political advertising and marketing, the relationship between social media and the news media, and the 2020 election, all the while drawing on leading new scholarship in these areas.
It's ideally suited for upper-level undergraduate and graduate political communication courses in communication, journalism, and political science programs.
Perloff, Richard M., "The Dynamics of Political Communication: Media and Politics in a Digital Age" (2022). Levin College of Public Affairs & Education Books. 3.