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Reporting Elections: Rethinking the Logic of Campaign Coverage

Stephen Cushion, Richard Thomas Orcid Logo

Swansea University Author: Richard Thomas Orcid Logo

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This book is a deep empirical analysis of election coverage across a range of media, specifically broadcast news. It considers the varying logics driven by the media, politicians and the public, and looks at the extent to which policy is featured in election reporting. I embraces the differences off...

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ISBN: 978-1-509-51750-3 978-1-509-51754-1
Published: Cambridge, UK Polity 2018
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa38289
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Abstract: This book is a deep empirical analysis of election coverage across a range of media, specifically broadcast news. It considers the varying logics driven by the media, politicians and the public, and looks at the extent to which policy is featured in election reporting. I embraces the differences offered by public service broadcasting across a number of different democracies, the delivery of balance and impartiality, and how recent elections have been dominated by an emphasis on personalities and their use of social media.
Keywords: Elections, political communications, content analysis, public service broadcasting, impartiality, balance, bias, Trumpification
College: College of Arts and Humanities