Political Processes and Local Newspaper Coverage of Protest Events: From Selection Bias to Triadic Interactions1

  title={Political Processes and Local Newspaper Coverage of Protest Events: From Selection Bias to Triadic Interactions1},
  author={Pamela Elaine Oliver and Gregory M. Maney},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={463 - 505}
Political processes affect both protest and news coverage of protest, but past research has failed to examine these interactions. Data from one city reveal the interaction of political process, news value, and news routine factors in news coverage of protest versus other message events. Protests about legislative issues received the most coverage. Controlling for issue type, protest forms were covered less when the legislature was in session, while other forms (largely ceremonies and speeches… 
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