Books by Series - Media & Public Affairs

Series Editor(s): Robert Mann

Books in the Media & Public Affairs series explore the complex relationship between knowledge and power in American democracy by examining what citizens and public officials know, where they get their information, how they use that information to act, and the differences that information makes within our government and society.

Published by LSU Press and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the Manship School of Mass Communication, Media and Public Affairs books are of interest to general readers and political professionals, as well as academics and students. They relate to some modern phenomenon of mass media and public affairs; they sometimes include historical context, but are not antiquarian in topic or appeal. They take a proactive approach -- that is, they not only identify problems in the public sphere of politics and mass media but also advocate solutions or new ideas. They are books that researchers, policymakers, concerned citizens, and professional practitioners would find equally enlightening and useful.

In short, these books emphasize turning ideas into actions. 

Topics of future titles may include:

 Political Behavior

  • Traditional and non-traditional campaigns and elections
  • Political consulting
  • The impact of money on elections and policy
  • Lobbying in media and politics
  • The mass media’s impact on the culture of politics
  • Electoral reform and voting rights

Voter Behavior

  • Demographic and generational shifts
  • New voters
  • The changing landscape of voters
  • Public opinion research
  • Voter apathy and its causes and cures
  • Political reform
  • The impact of technology on voting

Media Studies

  • Examinations of the media coverage of contemporary major national or international issues
  • New media and the political process
  • Blogging and online advocacy
  • Media credibility and public trust and confidence in institutions and leaders
  • The impact on the media (or political or voter behavior) of historical or international events
  • Current trends or emerging issues in the media
  • The future of mass media and politics


Bob Mann
Manship Chair
222B Journalism Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Books in this series:

Order By: Title (A - Z) | Title (Z - A) | Date Published (Oldest - Newest) | Date Published (Newest - Oldest)

African American Foreign Correspondents - Cover
Falling Up - Cover
Freeing the Presses - Cover
Freeing the Presses - Cover
From Pigeons to News Portals - Cover
Money, Power, and Elections - Cover
Negotiating in the Press - Cover
Political Communication - Cover
Political Polling in the Digital Age - Cover
Promoting the War Effort - Cover
Propaganda and American Democracy - Cover
Reporting the Cuban Revolution - Cover
Rewiring Politics - Cover
Telling Others What to Think - Cover
Working Congress - Cover