Political agency of news outlets in a polarized media system: Framing the corruption probe in Turkey

  title={Political agency of news outlets in a polarized media system: Framing the corruption probe in Turkey},
  author={Uğur Cevdet Panayirci and Emre Iseri and Eser M Sekercioglu},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  pages={551 - 567}
This article aims to determine the stances of media outlets during crises in a polarized media system such as Turkey. Adopting a content analysis methodology, this article analyses the framing strategies of three national newspapers affiliated with certain sociopolitical camps (namely, the pro-government Sabah, the anti-government Kemalist Sözcü and the pro-Gülen Zaman) to observe possible similarities/differences during the critical 17 December corruption probe. The findings not only confirm… Expand

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