Press Coverage and Political Accountability

  title={Press Coverage and Political Accountability},
  author={James M. Snyder and David Str{\"o}mberg},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={355 - 408}
We estimate the impact of press coverage on citizen knowledge, politicians’ actions, and policy. We find that voters living in areas where, for exogenous reasons, the press covers their U.S. House representative less are less likely to recall their representative’s name and less able to describe and rate him or her. Congressmen who are less covered by the local press work less for their constituencies: they are less likely to stand witness before congressional hearings, to serve on constituency… 

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