Our goal: comparing news performance

Claes de Vreese, Frank Esser, David Nicolas Hopmann

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

Abstract

Democracy theory expects the news media to serve several roles: informing citizens about political actors and their ideas, interpreting the actions of both politicians and their opponents, scrutinizing those in power, and engaging citizens politically. The extent to which the news media fulfi ll these functions can be judged by their coverage of politics and society. Whether explicitly or implicitly, most discussions about the media’s performance and their democratic role thus focus on political news and political journalism (Benson 2008; Graber 2003; Gurevitch and Blumler 1990; Norris 2000; Strömbäck 2005).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComparing Political Journalism
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2017
Pages1-9
Chapter1
ISBN (Print)9781317222552
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    de Vreese, C., Esser, F., & Hopmann, D. N. (2017). Our goal: comparing news performance. In Comparing Political Journalism (pp. 1-9). Routledge.