Publication
Title
Information and arena : the dual function of the news media for political elites
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Abstract
How do individual politicians use the news media to reach their political goals? This study addresses the question by proposing an actor-centered, functional approach. We distinguish 2 essential functions (and subfunctions) the mass media have for political elites. The media are a source of information; politicians depend on it for pure information and they can profit from the momentum generated by media information. The media also are an arena elites need access to in order to promote themselves and their issues. These 2 functions offer certain politicians a structural advantage over others and, hence, are relevant for the power struggle among political elites. A systematic functional account enables comparisons of the role of the media across politicians and political systems.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of communication. - Philadelphia, Pa
Publication
Hoboken : Wiley-blackwell, 2016
ISSN
0021-9916 [print]
1460-2466 [online]
Volume/pages
66:3(2016), p. 496-518
ISI
000378421800008
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 01.06.2018
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 01.06.2016
Last edited 19.10.2017
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