Mediatized politics

At one time the political conventions would go on regardless of media coverage.  Now it is inconceivable to imagine them apart from their mediated face.  European communication researchers call this idea “mediatized” politics to refer to the impact media themselves have on the political process.  There continues to be a struggle between the political leaders and journalists over control over the “script.” You be the judge who is having the upper hand this week.


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