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Political Information Opportunities in Europe: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study of Thirteen Television Systems

dc.contributor.authorEsser, Frank
dc.contributor.authorde Vreese, Claes H.
dc.contributor.authorStrömbäck, Jesper
dc.contributor.authorvan Aelst, Peter
dc.contributor.authorAalberg, Toril
dc.contributor.authorStanyer, James
dc.contributor.authorLengauer, Günther
dc.contributor.authorBerganza, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorLegnante, Guido
dc.contributor.authorPapathanassopoulos, Stylianos
dc.contributor.authorSalgado, Susana
dc.contributor.authorSheafer, Tamir
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the supply of political information programming across thirteen European broadcast systems over three decades. The cross-national and cross-temporal design traces the composition and development of political information environments with regard to the amount and placement of news and current affairs programs on the largest public and private television channels. It finds that the televisual information environments of Israel and Norway offer the most advantageous opportunity structure for informed citizenship because of their high levels of airtime and a diverse scheduling strategy. The study contributes to political communication research by establishing "political information environments" as a theoretically and empirically grounded concept that informs and supplements the comparison of "media systems." If developed further, it could provide an information-rich, easy-to-measure macro-unit for future comparative
dc.publisherThe International Journal of Press/Politicses
dc.titlePolitical Information Opportunities in Europe: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study of Thirteen Television Systemses
dc.subject.unesco5910.02 Medios de Comunicación de Masases
dc.description.departamentoCiencias de la Comunicación II

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