October issue of the International Journal of Press/Politics out now
The October 2016 issue of the International Journal of Press/Politics, edited by RISJ Director of Research Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, is now out.It includes a series of original research articles on news media and political communication, including analysis of: How China’s media expansion in Africa is affecting public opinion on the continent. An analysis of the institutional dynamics that mean NGOs continue to prioritize media-centred publicity strategies even as digital technology given them more and more alternative channels for communication. The way in which the interplay between political parties and journalists shaped coverage of the 2015 UK Election, suggesting politicians may be at least as much to blame as journalists for the relative dearth of policy substance. All that and much more can be found here.