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How Partisan is the Press? Multiple Measures of Media Slant

Gans, Joshua S; Leigh, Andrew

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We employ several different approaches to estimate the political position of Australian media outlets, relative to federal parliamentarians. First, we use parliamentary mentions to code over 100 public intellectuals on a left-right scale. We then estimate slant by using the number of mentions that each public intellectual receives in each media outlet. Second, we have independent raters separately code front-page election stories and headlines. Third, we tabulate the number of electoral...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63690
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2011.00782.x

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