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“Horse-race” coverage of elections is most common in polarised party systems in close electoral contests

Hanretty, Chris (2014) “Horse-race” coverage of elections is most common in polarised party systems in close electoral contests. Democratic Audit Blog (11 Dec 2014). Website.

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Abstract

What causes ‘horse-race’ coverage of electoral contests? Drawing on data from 160 different European print and broadcast outlets in 27 different countries at three different points in time, Chris Hanretty finds that this kind of electoral coverage is most frequent in polarised party systems with close electoral contests, and in large markets with professional journalists – findings which challenge the traditional view of horse-race journalism as a ‘low-quality’ form of news.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63231

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