Elections and Media Coverage

Panel Code
AUS07.01
Language
English

Despite many differences in their regulation, funding and democratic intent in different jurisdictions, election campaigns remain central political events for political parties, citizens and the media. The news-seeking priorities of media practitioners, and their requirement to provide voters with campaign information, pits them in an inherent contest with the priorities of office-seeking party campaign managers. These papers explore these tensions through research into media coverage of elections in developed and developing political systems.