Political Journalism explores practices of political journalism, ranging from American 'civic journalism' to the press corps covering the European Union in Brussels, from Bangkok newsrooms to French and Italian scandal hunters. The contributors debate three main areas:* What is political journalism? Who are the main actors in the daily routines and interactions of political news production?* What is the importance of scandals and adversarial reporting in the coverage of politics? * What is the contribution of political journalism to the functioning of modern democracy?This edited collection makes a major contribution to the current upsurge of interest in journalism studies. Challenging both the 'mediamalaise' thesis and the notion of the journalist as the faithful servant of democracy, it explores political journalism in the making and maps the opportunities and threats encountered by political journalism in the contemporary sphere. It contains case studies drawn from the US, the UK, Australia, France, the Netherlands and Thailand among others.