Publication
Title
Politics in the news : do campaigns matter? A comparison of political news during election periods and routine periods in Flanders (Belgium)
Author
Abstract
: Can an election campaign be considered a normal time period, or is it a very exceptional episode in the way the media look at political actors and issues? This is the central question of this article. We claim that during campaigns (political) journalists work under different (legal) conditions and are confronted with politicians and parties that are more active than ever, and with a public that pays more attention to who and how politics is presented. This general claim is made concrete in several hypotheses that are tested on the basis of a large dataset of Flemish news broadcasts between 2003 and 2006. Our results confirm that campaign periods strongly influence the amount, style and actors of the (political) news in Belgium (Flanders). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research is the property of De Gruyter and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
Language
English
Source (journal)
Communications : the European journal of communication research. - München, 1976, currens
Publication
München : 2009
ISSN
0341-2059
1613-4087 [online]
Volume/pages
34:2(2009), p. 149-168
ISI
000208056300003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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