Media Coverage of Political Scandals

@article{Puglisi2008MediaCO,
  title={Media Coverage of Political Scandals},
  author={Riccardo Puglisi and James M. Snyder},
  journal={ERN: Firm Behavior (Topic)},
  year={2008}
}
We analyze the coverage of U.S. political scandals by U.S. newspapers during the past decade. Using automatic keyword-based searches we collected data on 35 scandals and approximately 200 newspapers. We find that Democratic-leaning newspapers -- i.e., those with a higher propensity to endorse Democratic candidates in elections -- give relatively more coverage to scandals involving Republican politicians than scandals involving Democratic politicians, while Republican-leaning newspapers tend to… Expand
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