Making Hay While the Sun Shines

  title={Making Hay While the Sun Shines},
  author={Daphne Joanna Van der Pas},
  journal={The International Journal of Press/Politics},
  pages={42 - 65}
  • D. J. Van der Pas
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • Political Science
  • The International Journal of Press/Politics
When do parties take over the media’s issue attention in parliament? Scholarly work has shown that the mass media’s influence over the political agenda is conditional, yet only recently scholars started to consider the active role of parties and their strategic incentives in responding to the media. This article argues that parties only respond to media attention if the issue is framed in the party’s terms, as the right framing helps the party attain its policy goals. This argument is supported… 
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