An Experimental Investigation of News Source and the Hostile Media Effect

  title={An Experimental Investigation of News Source and the Hostile Media Effect},
  author={Laura M. Arpan and Arthur A. Raney},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={265 - 281}
This study examined the interaction among different news sources, individual levels of partisanship, and the hostile media effect in sports news. Two hundred and three participants read a balanced story about their home-town college football team in one of three newspapers: the home-town, the cross-state rival university's town, or a neutral-town paper. The study found differences in the hostile media effect across conditions, suggesting the importance of news source in the phenomenon. Further… 

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