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Structural Bias in British and Swedish Election News Coverage: A Comparative Study
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5964-102X
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
2006 (English)In: Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, 2006, 1-20 p.Conference paper, (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Election campaigns in advanced democracies around the world are highly mediated events. Thus, the electorate has come to depend upon the media for information regarding the election, the candidates, the parties and their policies. At the same time, previous research indicates that the news coverage of elections tends to be structurally biased, in the sense that the media coverage is episodic rather than thematic and that it is focused on the horse race and the political strategies of the competing parties rather than on the issues at stake. However, since most of the previous research has been carried out in the United States and Britain, the prevalence of this kind of structural bias in other countries with other media systems and political systems is still rather unknown. Therefore, the purpuse of this study is to compare the election news coverage in Britain and Sweden, two countries that are part of different models of media and political systems. Whereas Britain is part of the liberal model, Sweden is part of the democratic corporatist model. The study investigates the election news coverage in two major broadsheets and one major tabloid in each country, the last three weeks before the Swedish Election in 2002 and the British Election in 2005.

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Chicago, 2006. 1-20 p.
Keyword [en]
election news coverage, journalism, structural bias, Sweden, Britain
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1280Local ID: DEMICOMOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-1280DiVA: diva2:26312
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2014-05-30Bibliographically approved

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