Media Matters

Lance Bennett, Professor at University of Washington


This week our guest is Lance Bennett. Bennett is a Professor of Communication at the University of Washington. He is also founder and director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement. The Center is dedicated to understanding how communication processes and technologies can enhance citizen engagement with social life, politics, and global affairs.

Bennett is author or editor of ten books, including News: The Politics of Illusion, (Longman, 7th ed.). His most recent book is When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (Chicago, with Regina Lawrence and Steven Livingston).