Publication
Title
Issue ownership as a determinant of political parties' media coverage
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Abstract
For many citizens, news media are the most important source of information about relevant political topics and actors. As a consequence, it is crucial to investigate who gains media coverage and why. Leaning on two classic news sourcing criteria, suitability and availability, we claim that issue owners can be seen as good news sources. By combining a content analysis of television news with data collected through a journalist survey, we investigate whether issue ownership is a determinant of political parties' news coverage. Results confirm that issue ownership is a predictor of parties' news coverage, even when controlling for ministerial competences.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Communications : the European journal of communication research. - München, 1976, currens
Publication
München : 2018
ISSN
0341-2059 [print]
1613-4087 [online]
Volume/pages
43:1(2018), p. 25-45
ISI
000425883400003
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 29.03.2018
Last edited 13.09.2021
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