Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159606
Authors: 
Blasco, Andrea
Sobbrio, Francesco
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 767
Abstract: 
This paper reviews the empirical evidence on commercial media bias (i.e., advertisers influence over media accuracy) and then introduces a simple model to summarize the main elements of the theoretical literature. The analysis provides three main policy insights for media regulators: i) Media regulators should target their monitoring efforts towards news contents upon which advertisers are likely to share similar preferences; ii) In advertising industries characterized by high correlation in products' qualities, an increase in the degree of competition may translate into a lower accuracy of news reports; iii) A sufficiently high degree of competition in the market for news drives out commercial media bias.
JEL: 
L13
L15
L82
D82
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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