Westminster Tales: The Twenty-First-Century Crisis In Political Journalism: The 21st Century Crisis in British Political Journalism

Gaber, Ivor and Barnett, Steve. 2001. Westminster Tales: The Twenty-First-Century Crisis In Political Journalism: The 21st Century Crisis in British Political Journalism. London: Continuum. [Book]

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Politics today is inextricably bound to the media, indeed it is now a routine assumption that the media can determine election outcomes. Consequently, over the last twenty years, the conduct of politics has become increasingly driven by what might "play well" on television or in the press. Election campaigning, budgets, party platforms, and even the contents of legislative bills are dominated by media considerations.Westminster Tales explores how that relationship works in practice. What sort of deals are done between politicians and journalists? What tactics do politicians use to try and manipulate the media? What are journalists' techniques of resistance? What determines how a campaign is put together? Have policy issues and the national good really been surrendered to image-making and sound-bite tactics?Barnett and Gaber examine the modern process of political communication through the eyes of the many actors now involved. Through their own experiences, and through personal interviews conducted with many of the key media and political figures, they construct a vivid picture of how political communication is managed today and the direction in which it is going.

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Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Date:

2001

Item ID:

14407

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22 Oct 2015 13:23

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22 Oct 2015 13:23

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/14407

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