C. de Vreese
P. Van Aelst
- Our goal: Comparing news performance
- Book title
- Comparing Political Journalism
- Pages (from-to)
- London: Routledge
- ISBN (electronic)
- Communication and Society
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
Democracy theory expects the news media to serve several roles: informing citizens about political actors and their ideas, interpreting the actions of both politicians and their opponents, scrutinizing those in power, and engaging citizens politically. The extent to which the news media fulfi ll these functions can be judged by their coverage of politics and society. Whether explicitly or implicitly, most discussions about the media’s performance and their democratic role thus focus on political news and political journalism (Benson 2008; Graber 2003; Gurevitch and Blumler 1990; Norris 2000; Strömbäck 2005).
- Final publisher version
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