Current and authoritative, from a top scholar in the field.Media Politics encourages students to take a critical look at how politicians use the media to get elected, stay in power, and achieve policy goals, and how the media influence American politics. Drawing on recent research, including the work of author Shanto Iyengar, Media Politics is the most current text for the course and takes full account of recent events. The unique, free, and open video archive featuring political ads, news stories, debates, and speeches—all keyed to the relevant discussions in the book—is the perfect supplement for this course.
Shanto Iyengar teaches political science and communications at Stanford University. He has authored or edited several books, includingNews That Matters, Is Anyone Responsible? and Explorations in Political Psychology. Iyengar is also a guest columnist for washingtonpost.com.