Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74975
Authors: 
McCluskey, Jill
Swinnen, Johan F. M.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper 191
Abstract: 
While the availability of infirmation has increased rapidly, the public is still considered poorly infirmed. This paper contributes to the emerging field of media economics by studying how the demand side of the media market affects news production and consumption. We show that consumers are likely to remain imperfectly infirmed on most issues and that negative news coverage is likely to dominate positive news stories because of demand side effects.
Subjects: 
Media
bias
rational ignorance
negative news coverage
JEL: 
L82
D83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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