The National News Media’s Effect on Congress: How Fox News Affected Elites in Congress

@article{Clinton2014TheNN,
  title={The National News Media’s Effect on Congress: How Fox News Affected Elites in Congress},
  author={Joshua D. Clinton and Ted Enamorado},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2014},
  volume={76},
  pages={928 - 943}
}
Despite the prominence of the national news media, it is unclear whether elected officials are affected by the national news media in policy-consequential ways because of the difficulty of disentangling the influence of the media on Congress from Congress’s influence on the media. We use a unique opportunity to determine whether position-taking behavior in Congress and the likelihood of reelection is affected by the national news media. Using the fact that the Fox News Channel spread gradually… 
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