"...mandatory reading for any scholar of contemporary political communication"
"...illuminating, reorienting, even analytically liberating."
-Political Science Quarterly
"...great insights, a highly enjoyable reading experience, and excellent research."
"Chadwick's measured analytical approach is one of the book's great strengths."
-The International Journal of Press/Politics
"Chadwick approaches media with considerable theoretical nuance and a rigorously empirical sensibility a major contribution to advancing our understanding of media and politics."
"This is an important and timely book will likely one day be measured by the weight of future scholarship that it inspires."
"Chadwick's primary aim is to peel away the misbegotten dichotomies shaping so many current debates surrounding contemporary political communication and to present alternative frameworks that go beyond those dichotomies. In that aim, he is extraordinarily successful."
-Media, Culture, & Society
"Big theory for understanding a complex political media environment."
-The Journal of Politics
"...valuable, thought-provoking, and conceptually-compelling."
-Perspectives on Politics
"Having read this, many textbooks feel dated to me now. This volume describes the organization, logic, and function of contemporary media in immediate and engaging terms. It is a must read for all students of media, and interested parties in general."
-Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois Chicago