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Media Freedom DAMIAN TAMBINI London School of Economics and Political Science The contentious role of social media in recent elections and referendums has brought to the fore once again the fundamental question of media freedom and the extent to which, and the way in which, the media should be regulated in a modern democratic society. This book surveys the history of media in the US, the UK and Europe in order to develop a new theory of media freedom that is capable of resolving current controversies about how best to regulate the media, including the internet and social media. Tambini argues that democratic regulation of the media must build upon – and learn from – the long history of accommodation between the press, broadcasting, the state and corporate power. By attending to this history, we can see that media freedom is not absolute but rather conditional, taking the form of a social contract of privileges and connected duties. Tambini develops this social contract account of media freedom and applies it to different media sectors, from the press and broadcasting to the internet and social media. Above all, he argues for a renewed role for international human rights law standards in media governance, and an end to American exceptionalism. Written for students, scholars, policymakers and media professionals, this wideranging book will be of interest to everyone concerned about the role of the media in our societies and about the health of our democracies. 229 x 152mm • 224 pages • UK September 2021, US October 2021 HB • 978-1-5095-4468-4 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-4469-1 • £17.99 / $24.95 / €21.90 ebook available

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Communicating the Future Solutions for Environment, Economy, and Democracy W. LANCE BENNETT University of Washington “Asks big questions and offers big ideas.” Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, University of Oxford “A compelling, provocative vision for constructing a new social reality. A significant contribution.” Cynthia Stohl, University of California, Santa Barbara We are facing an unprecedented environmental crisis. How can we communicate and act more effectively to make the political and economic changes required to survive and even thrive within the life-support capacities of our planet? This is the question at the heart of W. Lance Bennett’s much-anticipated book. Bennett challenges readers to consider how best to approach the environmental crisis by changing how we think about the relationships between environment, economy, and democracy. Communicating the Future is important reading for students and scholars of media and communication, as well as general readers concerned about the environmental crisis. 216 x 138mm • 224 pages • UK December 2020, US January 2021 HB • 978-1-5095-4044-0 • £45.00 / $59.95 / €55.90 PB • 978-1-5095-4045-7 • £14.99 / $19.95 / €18.90 ebook available

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Setting the Agenda The News Media and Public Opinion Third Edition MAXWELL McCOMBS and SEBASTIÁN VALENZUELA University of Texas at Austin; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile “A canonical text for the field.” R. Lance Holbert, Temple University News media strongly influence how we picture public affairs across the world, playing a significant and sometimes controversial role in determining which topics are at the centre of public attention and action. Setting the Agenda, first published in 2004, has become the go-to textbook on this crucial topic. In this timely third edition, Maxwell McCombs – a pioneer of agenda-setting research – and Sebastián Valenzuela – a senior scholar of agenda setting in Latin America – have expanded and updated the book for a new generation of students. New to this edition is a discussion of agenda setting in the widened media landscape, including a full chapter on network agenda setting and a lengthened presentation on agenda melding. The book also contains expanded material on social media and the role of agenda setting beyond the realm of public affairs, as well as a foreword from Donald L. Shaw and David H. Weaver, the co-founders of agenda-setting theory. This exciting new edition is an invaluable source for students of media, communications and politics, as well as those interested in the role of news in shaping and directing public opinion. 229 x 152mm • 256 pages • UK November 2020, US January 2021 HB • 978-1-5095-3579-8 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3580-4 • £17.99 / $24.95 / €21.90 ebook available

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The Crisis of the Institutional Press STEPHEN D. REESE University of Texas at Austin “An insightful analysis of the crisis of the modern press, and shows how journalism is reinventing itself in these challenging times for democracy.” W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington As polarized factions in society pull further apart due to economic dislocation, tribalism, and fear, and as strident attacks on the press make its survival more precarious, the need for an institutionally organized forum in civic life has become increasingly pressing. Populist challenges amplified by a counter-institutional media system have contributed to the long-term decline in journalistic authority, exploiting a post-truth mentality that strikes at its very core. In this timely book, Stephen Reese considers these threats through the new conception of a “hybrid institution” that extends beyond the traditional newsroom – distributed across multiple platforms, national boundaries, and social actors. What is it about the institutional press that we value, and around what normative standards could a hybrid institution emerge? Addressing these questions, Reese highlights how this is no time to be passive but rather to articulate and defend greater aspirations. The institutional press matters more than ever: a reality that must be communicated to a public that depends on it. The Crisis of the Institutional Press is an essential resource for students and scholars of journalism, media, and communication. 216 x 138mm • 240 pages • UK November 2020, US January 2021 HB • 978-1-5095-3802-7 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3803-4 • £15.99 / $22.95 / €19.90 ebook available

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