Political Communication in Israel
|Van Leer Institute Press and Hakibbutz Hameuchad
|Year of Publication
|Theory in Context Series
Media and Politics in Israel offers a refreshing approach to the mutual relations between the political system and the media. These relations are like a mutual courtship, in which politicians are not the helpless victims of media coverage but rather active partners in relations with journalists. The proposed approach sheds new light on the role of the media in society and emphasizes the full responsibility of politicians for what is published about them. The nine essays in this book, by Eli Avraham, Dan Caspi, Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Anat First, Yuval Karniel, Dafna Lemish, Baruch Leshem, Motti Neiger, Yoram Perry, Tehila Schwartz-Altschuler, Tamir Sheffer and Yariv Tzarfati, were chosen in a rigorous selection process, and they represent the best studies in a field still dominated by folkloric beliefs and opinions.