The introductory chapter offers readers the book’s overview, including the perspective about punditry that makes the book unique. Specifically, we argue that academics, by virtue of their expertise and research, are positioned to offer insights on political and policy issues that provide value for audiences. In this way, academics can act as what we term Professor Pundits—far different from the pundits often seen in political coverage. The introduction also includes interview quotes from a group of seasoned academics who work as contributors across various media. Finally, the chapter explains why the book focuses largely on the approaches to video-based interviews and media appearances.
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Calfano, B.R., Martinez-Ebers, V., Ramusovic, A. (2021). Introduction: The Needs of Political News. In: The American Professor Pundit. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70877-1_1
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