Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227332
Authors: 
Castriota, Stefano
Delmastro, Marco
Tonin, Mirco
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13805
Abstract: 
Looking at TV news viewership in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic, we investigate whether demand for national and local news depends on national or local events. Exploiting the fact that epidemiological developments display a great deal of variation among the different regions, we find that demand for both national news and, more surprisingly, local news responds to the national epidemiological developments rather than to the local ones. This implies that local politicians have a further incentive to take preventive action.
Subjects: 
news
TV
COVID-19
JEL: 
D12
L82
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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