Journalists and presidents, hacks and spin doctors, media moguls and prime ministers: in New Zealand and around the world, politics and the media are deeply intertwined. Politics and the Media is the second edition of New Zealand’s leading introduction to the subject.
The book introduces students to the rich literature on media and politics internationally, covering history, political economy and contemporary trends, and then analyses the particular shape of the media in New Zealand and its political role. This second edition features extensive coverage of the 2014 ‘Dirty Politics’ campaign, the increasing importance of online media, and updated material in all chapters.
Geoff Kemp is a senior lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland, where he teaches and researches media politics and the history of political thought. Geoff has published on early-modern political ideas and modern media and politics. Babak Bahador is a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, where he teaches in both the Media and Communication and Political Science departments. Kate McMillan is a senior lecturer in politics at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research focuses on politics and the media in New Zealand, and comparative immigration and citizenship politics. Chris Rudd is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Otago where he teaches courses on politics and the media. Other contributions from Sue Abel, Maria Armoudian, Joe Atkinson, Mark Boyd, Margie Comrie, Geoffrey Craig, Bryce Edwards, Gavin Ellis, Susan Fountaine, Donald Matheson, Ashley Murchison and Kate Roff.