Publication
Title
Patterns in advocacy group portrayal : comparing attributes of protest and non-protest news items across advocacy groups
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Abstract
This article compares features of protest and non-protest news items across three types of advocacy groups. More specifically, it tests differences in news item duration (length), prominence (lead item), standing (direct quotation), and source selection (balance). Analyzing 2,845 news items of 17 Belgian advocacy groups, this study shows that across all advocacy groups, protest items are less frequently balanced and significantly shorter than non-protest items. Differences between protest and non-protest items are small for unions, detrimental for environmental groups, and beneficial for peace organizations. Discussion centers on the (un)conditionality of the protest paradigm and its implications for advocacy groups seeking social change.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journalism and mass communication quarterly / AEJMC. - Columbia, S.C., 1995, currens
Publication
Columbia, S.C. : Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2015
ISSN
1077-6990 [print]
2161-430X [online]
Volume/pages
92:4(2015), p. 898-914
ISI
000365739400007
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 17.06.2017
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