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The Indexing Model of State-Press Relations  

Steven Livingston

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Jul 2016
State-media-relations theory hopes to explain variability in news content in open media systems according to the effects of professional journalistic norms and political and economic ... More

Information and Civil Unrest in Dictatorships  

Elizabeth Ann Stein

Considering incidents that make headline news internationally, given the modern information and communication technology revolution, the facility of citizens to rapidly mobilize represents ... More

Information and Communication Technology, Transparency, and Accountability  

Catie Snow Bailard

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Aug 2016
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are rapidly, profoundly, and simultaneously changing three structural properties that define contemporary communication systems. How we ... More

Luhmann and Systems Theory  

Mathias Albert

The German sociologist Niklas Luhmann has provided one of the most elaborate theories of society available, as well as numerous works on specific aspects of society. Commonly labeled as ... More

The Market for Accountability Journalism  

James T. Hamilton

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article. If most ... More

The Mass Media and the Policy Process  

Annelise Russell, Maraam Dwidar, and Bryan D. Jones

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Aug 2016
Scholars across politics and communication have wrangled with questions aimed at better understanding issue salience and attention. For media scholars, they found that mass attention ... More

Media, Electoral Accountability, and Issue Voting  

Jennifer Jerit and Jason Barabas

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Oct 2016
Issue voting concerns the extent to which citizens reward or punish elected officials for their actions or inaction on legislative issues. There are debates about styles of issue voting as ... More

Partisan Media and Polarization: Challenges for Future Work  

Matthew Levendusky

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Jan 2017
Four potential mechanisms explore the linkages between partian media outlets and attitudinal polarization, as well as discusses how such outlets cause polarization and influence American ... More

Political Agenda Setting and the Mass Media  

Stefaan Walgrave and Peter Van Aelst

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Aug 2016
Recently, the number of studies examining whether media coverage has an effect on the political agenda has been growing strongly. Most studies found that preceding media coverage does ... More

Public Service Broadcasting, Hard News, and Citizens’ Knowledge of Current Affairs  

Toril Aalberg and Stephen Cushion

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Aug 2016
Public service broadcasters are a central part of national news media environments in most advanced democracies. Although their market positions can vary considerably between countries, ... More

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