Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-06-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The Handbook of Election Coverage Around the World focuses on the news coverage of national elections in democracies around the globe. It brings together and compares election news coverage within a single framework, offering a systematic consideration of various factors. Considering the prominence and power of the press in the election process, this volume will offer unique breadth in its global consideration of the topic. The volume will appeal to scholars in political communication, political science, mass media and society, and others studying elections and media coverage around the world.

Author Biography

Jesper Strmbck is Professor in Media and Communication and Lubbe Nordstrm Professor and Chair in Journalism at Mid Sweden University. His research specialties include political news coverage, political campaigning, and political marketing. Lynda Lee Kaid is Professor of Telecommunication in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Her research specialties include political advertising and news coverage of political events. She has also done work on political television in several European countries.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. viii
Series Editor's Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
A Framework for Comparing Election News Coverage Around the Worldp. 1
Election News Coverage In Countries With Majoritarian Elections
Media Coverage of U.S. Elections: Persistence of Traditionp. 21
Trends in Television Network News Coverage of U.S. Electionsp. 41
Media Matter: Election Coverage in Canadap. 58
Election News Coverage in the U.Kp. 73
Free Journalism under Control: Election Coverage in Francep. 90
Australia: Gladitorial Parties and Volatile Media in a Stable Polityp. 109
Elections in India; One Billion People and Democracyp. 124
Election News Coverage In Countries With Proportional Elections
The Netherlands: Media Logic and Floating Voters?p. 145
Swedish Election News Coverage: Towards Increasing Mediatizationp. 160
Election Coverage in Spain: From Franco's Death to the Atocha Massacrep. 175
Election News Coverage in Greece: Between Two Logicsp. 192
Campaigns in the Holy Land: The Content and Effects of Election News Coverage in Israelp. 209
Election News Coverage in Polandp. 226
Media Coverage of Election News in the Republic of Serbiap. 246
Democratization and Election News Coverage in Brazilp. 252
Media and Elections in South Africa: Finding a Foothold on the Democratic Path p. 273
Election News Coverage In Countries With Combined Systems
Characteristics and Dynamics of Election News Coverage in Germanyp. 289
News Coverage of Elections in the Long Transition of Italian Democracyp. 308
News Coverage of National Elections in Hungary after 1990p. 324
Election News Coverage in Bulgariap. 341
Election Coverage in the Russian Federationp. 357
Election Coverage in Mexico: Regulation Meets Crony Capitalismp. 370
The Media Coverage of Election Campaigns and Its Effects in Japanp. 385
Election News Coverage In A Comparative Perspective
News Coverage of EU Parliamentary Electionsp. 403
Election News Coverage Around the World: A Comparative Perspectivep. 421
Indexp. 433
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