Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Campaigns, 1888-2008

24 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2010 Last revised: 12 Apr 2010

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Jon Antista

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Jenny Coukos

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Michelle Desrosiers

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Lauren Jewett

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Richard G. Niemi

University of Rochester

Date Written: April 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper is an update (through 2008) and expansion (to a medium-size city newspaper and to other than the front page) of Sigelman and Bullock's look at campaign coverage in the newspaper, radio, tv, and now online eras (APQ, 1991). The focus is on relative amounts of attention given to candidates, issues, and the horse race. Coverage of candidate traits continues to rise, but surprisingly, horse race coverage has declined. (NOTE: Because of my distance from the West and my teaching schedule, I might not be able to participate on Thursday.)

Suggested Citation

Antista, Jon and Coukos, Jenny and Desrosiers, Michelle and Jewett, Lauren and Niemi, Richard G., Newspaper Coverage of Presidential Campaigns, 1888-2008 (April 1, 2010). Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1581120

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