Endorse or Not to Endorse: Understanding the Determinants of Newspapers’ Likelihood of Making Political Recommendations

20 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2016

Date Written: September 2016

Abstract

This article investigates the determinants of newspapers’ provision for political opinion. I empirically examine the role of newspapers’ political preferences and market competition on newspapers’ decision to make endorsements. Regression results suggest that market competition turns newspapers more likely to make endorsements. Results from a simple model show that newspapers’ ideology determine their endorsements, making partisan papers more likely to make political recommendations and endorse challengers than non‐partisan newspapers.

Suggested Citation

L. L. de Leon, Fernanda, Endorse or Not to Endorse: Understanding the Determinants of Newspapers’ Likelihood of Making Political Recommendations (September 2016). Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 63, Issue 4, pp. 357-376, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2814770 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjpe.12098

Fernanda L. L. de Leon (Contact Author)

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus ( email )

Keynes College
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

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