Title
Het politieke agendasettingeffect van mediastormen : een analyse op het niveau van het nieuwsverhaal Het politieke agendasettingeffect van mediastormen : een analyse op het niveau van het nieuwsverhaal
Parallel title
The political agenda-setting effect of media storms. A story-level analysis
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Houten ,
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Tijdschrift voor communicatiewetenschap. - Houten
Volume/pages
43(2015) :4 , p. 318-341
ISSN
1384-6930
ISI
000367967500002
Carrier
E
Target language
Dutch (dut)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper studies the political agenda-setting effect of media storms. Over an eight-year period (2001-2008), it examines the extent to which media storms in Belgium (Flanders) led to action in the Belgian federal Parliament. It then compares the agenda-setting effect of those media storms with the effect of a random sample of general ('non-storm') news coverage. Quantitative story-level analyses show that media storms, more than non-storms, lead to political reaction. In particular, they generate more consequential types of political reaction such as mentions by the Prime Minister or bills. However, an in-depth look at those instances where media storms led to the initiation of a bill, nuances these findings, in the sense that media storms not often lead to 'new' bills; rather, they accelerate or highlight the existing legislative process. Politicians strategically use media storms as a 'window of opportunity' to get their bills on the political agenda.
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Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/9d1712/131152.pdf
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