The Politics of News: The News of Politics, 2nd Edition 2007 HKS Authors See citation below for complete author information. Thomas Patterson Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press Citation Patterson, Thomas E. "Political Roles of the Journalist." The Politics of News: The News of Politics, 2nd Edition. Ed. Doris A. Graber, Denis McQuail, and Pippa Norris. CQ Press, 2007, 23-39.