Andrew Chadwick, James Dennis and Amy Smith have a new article in the new Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics, edited by Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbo, Anders Olof Larsson, and Christian Christensen.
The chapter is entitled "Politics in the Age of Hybrid Media: Power, Systems, and Media Logics."
Andrew Chadwick writes: "With this piece we wanted to write an accessible overview of the hybrid media system approach and introduce readers to some of the very recent research in this area. So if you’re looking for a chapter-length piece for use in your teaching, this might fit the bill."
"In our chapter we discuss how the hybrid media system approach sheds light on recent developments in three centrally important fields of political communication: news and journalism, election campaigning, and engagement and mobilization. We briefly set out some key themes and empirical developments in these three areas. We then review a range of examples from the emerging body of research that draws upon the hybrid media system approach to make sense of today’s increasingly dynamic and volatile political communication environment."
Andrew Chadwick is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the New Political Communication Unit at Royal Holloway, University of London. James Dennis is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and Amy Smith is a PhD candidate in the New Political Communication Unit.