The Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World

Edited by Jesper Strömbäck, Lynda Lee Kaid

© 2008 – Routledge

452 pages

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About the Book

The Handbook of Election Coverage Around the World focuses on the news coverage of national elections in democracies around the globe. It brings together and compares election news coverage within a single framework, offering a systematic consideration of various factors. Considering the prominence and power of the press in the election process, this volume will offer unique breadth in its global consideration of the topic.

The volume will appeal to scholars in political communication, political science, mass media and society, and others studying elections and media coverage around the world.

Table of Contents

1 A Framework for Comparing Election News Coverage Around the World

Jesper Strömbäck and Lynda Lee Kaid

PART I: ELECTION NEWS COVERAGE IN COUNTRIES WITH MAJORITARIAN ELECTIONS

2 Media Coverage of U.S. Elections: Persistence of Tradition

Mira Sotirovic and Jack McLeod

3 Trends in Television Network News Coverage of U.S. Elections

Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter

4 Media Matter: Election Coverage in Canada

Elisabeth Gidengil

5 Election News Coverage in the U.K.

Margaret Scammell and Holli A. Semetko

6 Free Journalism under Control: Election Coverage in France

Eric Darras

7 Australia: Gladitorial Parties and Volatile Media in a Stable Polity

Rodney Tiffen

8 Elections in India: One Billion People and Democracy

Lars Willnat and Annette Aw

PART II: ELECTION NEWS COVERAGE IN COUNTRIES WITH PROPORTIONAL ELECTIONS

9 The Netherlands: Media Logic and Floating Voters?

Claes H. de Vreese

10 Swedish Election News Coverage: Towards Increasing Mediatization

Jesper Strömbäck

11 Election Coverage in Spain: From Franco’s Death to the Atocha Massacre

Esteban López-Escobar, Teresa Sádaba and Ricardo Zugasti

12 Election News Coverage in Greece: Between Two Logics

Nicolas Demertzis and George Pleios

13 Campaigns in the Holy Land: The Content and Effects of Election News Coverage in Israel

Tamir Shaefer, Gabriel Weimann and Yariv Tsfati

14 Election News Coverage in Poland

Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska and Bartlomiej Lódzki

15 Media Coverage of Election News in the Republic of Serbia

Misha Nedeljkovich

16 Democratization and Election News Coverage in Brazil

Mauro P. Porto

17 Media and Elections in South Africa: Finding a Foothold on the Democratic Path

Amanda Gouws and Arnold S. de Beer

PART III: ELECTION NEWS COVERAGE IN COUNTRIES WITH COMBINED SYSTEMS

18 Characteristics and Dynamics of Election News Coverage in Germany

Frank Esser and Katharina Hemmer

19 News Coverage of Elections in the Long Transition of Italian Democracy

Franca Roncarolo

20 News Coverage of National Elections in Hungary after 1990

Jolán Róka

21 Election News Coverage in Bulgaria

Lilia Raycheva and Daniela V. Dimitrova

22 Election Coverage in the Russian Federation

Sarah Oates

23 Election Coverage in Mexico: Regulation Meets Crony Capitalism

Chappell Lawson

24 The Media Coverage of Election Campaigns and Its Effects in Japan

Shinichi Saito and Toshio Takeshita

PART IV: ELECTION NEWS COVERAGE IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

25 News Coverage of EU Parliamentary Elections

Michaela Maier and Jürgen Maier

26 Election News Coverage Around the World: A Comparative Perspective

Lynda Lee Kaid and Jesper Strömbäck

About the Editors

Jesper Strömbäck is Professor in media and communication and Lubbe Nordström Professor and Chair in journalism at Mid Sweden University. He is also director at the Centre for Political Communication Research there. His research specialties include political news coverage, political campaigning and political marketing, and the news coverage of wars and crises. He has published more than ten books as well as articles in scholarly journals.

Lynda Lee Kaid is Professor of telecommunication in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Her research specialties include political advertising and news coverage of political events. She has also done work on political television in several Western European countries. She is the author/editor of more than 25 books and has written more than 150 journal articles and book chapters.

About the Series

ICA Handbook Series

The ICA Handbook Series is a joint venture between the International Communication Association and Routledge. It is a series of scholarly handbooks that represent the interests of ICA members and help to further the association’s goals of promoting theory and research in the communication discipline.

These handbooks serve as benchmark summaries of current communication scholarship and set the agenda for future theory and research in the communication discipline. The series includes handbooks that consider content areas in communication research, methodological approaches to communication research, and theoretical lenses for scholarship in communication. The series volumes attempt to cross sub-disciplinary boundaries to address timely problems of international scope, not just representing different areas of the field but bringing them together to focus on intersecting problems and research interests. Such problems may be formulated as topical concerns (globalization; democracy; gaming and virtual environments; gender and sexuality), theoretical approaches (social cognition; critical studies), or matters of communication in general (communication theory across cultures; communication history).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism