The American Professor Pundit

Academics in the World of US Political Media

Authors: Calfano, Brian R., Martinez-Ebers, Valerie, Ramusovic, Aida

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  • Combines academic understanding of politics and media with professional insights on how academics contribute (or can contribute) to political media content
  • Features insight from media industry professionals tasked with creating media coverage of politics, and how academics can best fit into industry expectations
  • Offers academic readers unprecedented insight on how news media think in terms of covering politics, and provides training and advice for academics entering political media work
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This book considers the production of political media content from the perspective of academics who are increasingly asked to join the ranks of voices charged with informing the public. The work draws on the authors’ first-hand experience and relationships with media reporters, managers, producers, and academics offering their expertise to a wide array of media outlets to understand and report on the dynamics shaping how the academic voice in political news may be at its most useful. Featured prominently in the book is the trade-off between a conventional form of political punditry, which is often characterized by partisan rancour, and a more analytical, theoretical, and/or policy-based approach to explaining politics to both general and diverse audiences. Along the way, the work draws on original survey, in-depth interview, and experimental data to garner insights on what academics in media, reporters, and media managers perceive are the appropriate roles for academics featured in political media. This book also contains relevant technical tips for effective media communication by academics.   

About the authors

Brian R. Calfano is Professor of Political Science and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati, USA. In addition to authoring dozens of peer-reviewed publications, he is an award-winning political reporter and analyst for television stations in the US and Canada.

Valerie Martinez-Ebers is Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas, USA. In addition to her various appearances across media and dozens of peer-reviewed publications, she is the former editor of The American Political Science Review.

Aida Ramusovic is a Doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, USA. She is a former reporter, anchor, and senior editor at TV Vijesti (a national broadcast network in her native Montenegro).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The American Professor Pundit
Book Subtitle
Academics in the World of US Political Media
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70877-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70877-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70876-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 266
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 104 illustrations in colour
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