Political Journalism

Research in the area of political journalism addresses questions such as: How do journalists and other communicators select, structure, present, and interpret issues? Important topics in this field are the increasing ‘mediatization’ of society, the professionalization of political communication, the convergence of information and entertainment, and the Internet as a means of information and public debate. The resulting structure and quality of communication content are important themes of this research: How do media differ in which respect? What is changing in media content, and why?

A new book Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective (based on an international project at the University of Southern Denmark) was published in 2014 with Cambridge University Press.

Scholars doing work in this domain include: