Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus (Hardcover)

Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus By Peter Van Aelst (Editor), Jay G. Blumler (Editor) Cover Image

Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus (Hardcover)

By Peter Van Aelst (Editor), Jay G. Blumler (Editor)


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This book examines how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the flows of communication between politicians, journalists, and citizens.

Distinguished contributors grapple with how the pandemic, as a global unexpected event, disrupted the communication process and changed the relationships between politics, media, and publics, the three central players of political communication. Using different methodologies, they scrutinize changes in government communication, (new) media coverage, and public opinion during this crisis. The book moves beyond the USA and Western Europe to include cases from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia, taking into account how variations in the political context, the media system and personal leadership can influence how the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the political communication process.

It is an ideal text for advanced students and scholars of political communication, political science, and media studies.

Chapter 13 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at http: //www.taylorfrancis.com.

Peter Van Aelst is Professor of Political Communication at the Department of Political Science of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Jay G. Blumler was an Emeritus Professor of Public Communication at the University of Leeds, UK and Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the University of Maryland, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367771577
ISBN-10: 0367771578
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 14th, 2021
Pages: 232
Language: English