Party Strategy and Media Bias: A Quantitative Analysis of the 2005 UK Election Campaign

@article{Brandenburg2006PartySA,
  title={Party Strategy and Media Bias: A Quantitative Analysis of the 2005 UK Election Campaign},
  author={Heinz Brandenburg},
  journal={Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={157 - 178}
}
  • H. Brandenburg
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Abstract This article investigates the current state of press partisanship in the UK. Utilizing content analysis data from the 2005 General Election campaign, recent hypotheses about press dealignment are tested with quantitative methods. Partisan tendencies in reporting are measured in terms of coverage bias, statement bias, and agenda bias. As the governing party, Labour benefits from coverage bias in all papers, while the Liberal Democrats remain marginalized. It can be shown that… Expand
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