Hostile Media Perceptions: Partisan Assessments of Press and Public during the 1997 United Parcel Service Strike

  title={Hostile Media Perceptions: Partisan Assessments of Press and Public during the 1997 United Parcel Service Strike},
  author={Cindy T. Christen and Prathana Kannaovakun and Albert C. Gunther},
  journal={Political Communication},
  pages={423 - 436}
This study investigated partisan perceptions of hostile bias in news coverage of the 1997 Teamsters Union strike against United Parcel Service (UPS), and the processes by which Teamster and UPS partisans formed impressions of public opinion regarding the strike. As predicted, both partisan groups perceived neutral news coverage as biased against their respective sides. However, perceptions of hostile media bias did not produce corresponding perceptions of hostile public opinion; instead… 

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