Introduction Political Journalism in Transition (Raymond Kuhn, Queen Mary, University of London, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, University of Oxford and Roskilde University) Part I - Political Journalism Across Western Europe 2. Political Journalism in the United Kingdom (Aeron Davis, Goldsmiths College, University of London) 3. Trends in German Political Journalism (Carsten Reinemann, Munich University) 4. Political Journalism in Denmark (Mark Blach-Orsten, Roskilde University) 5. Will Italian Political Journalism Ever Change? (Alessio Cornia, University of Perugia) 6. Political Journalism in France (Raymond Kuhn, Queen Mary, University of London) Part II - Cross-cutting and Comparative Issues in Political Journalism 7. EU News and Political Journalism (Olivier Baisnee, Sciences Po Toulouse) 8. International News in Transition (Kevin Williams, Swansea University) 9. Why Public Service Media (Still) Matters (Stephen Cushion, Cardiff University) 10. The Rise of a Transnational News Logic? Comparing Political Reporting Styles of the 1960s and 2000s across Six Western Media Systems (Frank Esser, University of Zurich) 11. Americanization Revisited: Western Europe Compared to the United States (Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, University of Oxford and Roskilde University)
The 21st century has already seen dramatic changes affecting both journalism and politics. The rise of a range of new digital and networked communication technologies combined with the stagnation and decline of many traditional mass media has had a profound impact on political journalism.
Raymond Kuhn is Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London and has been a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. He has published widely on political journalism, French media policy and political communication. His books include The Media in Contemporary France; Politics and the Media in Britain; Political Journalism: New Challenges, New Practices; The Politics of Broadcasting and Broadcasting and Politics in Western Europe. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford and Assistant Professor of Communications at Roskilde University, Denmark. His research deals with comparative media studies, political communication and digital politics. Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns and The Changing Business of Journalism and its Implications for Democracy are his most recent books.
'This book investigates important changes in political journalism in a comparative perspective. It capturs trends like the acceleration of the news cycle, audience fragmentation, and the rise of digital media as well as interactions between these new tendencies and traditional concerns like the close links often cultivated by journalists looking for stories and politicians looking for publicity. The reader can learn a lot from this book.' Paolo Mancini, Professor, Universita di Perugia and co-author of Comparing Media Systems.