Does a Firm's Silence Drive Media Attention Away?
50 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2021 Last revised: 17 Mar 2023
Date Written: April 8, 2022
This study examines the relationship between firms' willingness to share value-relevant information and media coverage. Results indicate that firms reluctant to provide such information receive less coverage, particularly from professional business media. A poor information environment limits media's ability to generate new information but not dissemination of existing information. These findings challenge the idea that audience demand dictates media coverage, emphasizing supply-side factors and revealing complex dynamics between firms and media in shaping the information environment.
Keywords: non-answers; conference calls; media coverage; non-professional business media
JEL Classification: D82, G14, G30
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