The Political Economy of Mass Media
60 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Date Written: February 2011
We review the burgeoning political economy literature on the influence of mass media on politics and policy. This survey, which covers both theory and empirics, is organized along four main themes: transparency, capture, informative coverage, and ideological bias. We distill some general lessons and identify some open questions.
Keywords: mass media, political economy
JEL Classification: D7
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