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The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power
     

The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power

by Andrew Chadwick
 

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New communication technologies have reshaped media and politics. But who are the new power players? The Hybrid Media System is a sweeping new theory of how political communication now works. Politics is increasingly defined by organizations, groups, and individuals who are best able to blend older and newer media logics, in what Chadwick terms a hybrid system. From

Overview

New communication technologies have reshaped media and politics. But who are the new power players? The Hybrid Media System is a sweeping new theory of how political communication now works. Politics is increasingly defined by organizations, groups, and individuals who are best able to blend older and newer media logics, in what Chadwick terms a hybrid system. From American presidential campaigns to WikiLeaks, from live prime ministerial debates to hotly contested political scandals, from the daily practices of journalists and campaign workers to the struggles of new activist organizations, the clash of media logics causes chaos and disintegration but also surprising new patterns of order and integration. The updated second edition features a new preface and an extensive new chapter applying the conceptual framework to the extraordinary 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, the rise of Donald Trump, and the anti-Trump resistance protests.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an important book, already cited as seminal in the field of political communication."
-Choice

"...mandatory reading for any scholar of contemporary political communication"
-Political Communication

"...illuminating, reorienting, even analytically liberating."
-Political Science Quarterly

"...dizzyingly multidimensional..."
-Journalism

"...great insights, a highly enjoyable reading experience, and excellent research."
-Public Administration

"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."
-Social Forces

"This is an important and timely book will likely one day be measured by the weight of future scholarship that it inspires."
-Information Polity

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780190696726
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2017
Series:
Oxford Studies in Digital Politics Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Chadwick is Professor of Political Communication in the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture and the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. He is the author of the award-winning book Internet Politics: States, Citizens, and New Communication Technologies, co-editor (with Philip N. Howard) of The Handbook of Internet Politics, and the founding editor of the OUP book series, Oxford Studies in Digital Politics. http://www.andrewchadwick.com