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Media Ownership as Political Investment: The Case of Israel Hayom∗

  title={Media Ownership as Political Investment: The Case of Israel Hayom∗},
  author={Guy Grossman and Yotam Margalit and Tamar Mitts},
Can the ultra-rich shape electoral results by controlling media outlets that openly propagate their political interests? How consumers discount slanted media coverage is a question gaining urgency as a growing number of billionaires mix ownership of major media outlets with business interests and political agendas. We study this question in the context of Israel, where billionaire Sheldon Adelson launched in 2007 Israel Hayom, a right-leaning newspaper. Handed out for free, it soon became the… Expand
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