Alternative Media Meets Mainstream Politics: Activist Nation Rising

Alternative Media Meets Mainstream Politics: Activist Nation Rising

Edited by Joshua D. Atkinson and Linda Kenix

Alternative Media Meets Mainstream Politics: Activist Nation Rising demonstrates the rising role that alternative media play in contemporary mainstream political communication. The rise of the modern Internet and social media platforms have allowed for the proliferation of alternative media across society in ways that were not possible twenty years ago. Today, alternative media have become more intertwined with mainstream media and have become increasingly relevant in mainstream political communication. Contributors focus on three primary sites where such media seem to have established growing influence in recent years: political parties, mainstream political news, and the production of participatory media that allow for engagement. Scholars of communication, political science, sociology, and media studies will find this collection useful.

Contents

Chapter 1: Comparing Progressive and Conservative Audiences for Alternative Media and Their Attitudes Towards Journalism
Chapter 2: No More Ideological Gatekeepers?
Chapter 3: Narrowmobilization and Tea Party Activism
Chapter 4: Activist Speak at the Republican Debates
Chapter 5: Alternative Press Coverage of the 2016 Election
Chapter 6: Satirical News as Alternative Journalism
Chapter 7: Mainstream Coverage of Alternative Media
Chapter 8: Alternative Media and Journalistic Boundary Work
Chapter 9: Hybridized Political Participation
Chapter 10: Rhetorics of Resistance in a World of Fake News

Joshua D. Atkinson is associate professor in the School of Media & Communication at Bowling Green State University, and member of IAMCR.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Alternative Media Meets Mainstream Politics: Activist Nation Rising
Editors: Joshua D. Atkinson and Linda Kenix
Published: 2019
Pages: 230
Publisher: Lexington Books

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