Title

News stories don't match political party agendas

Publication Date

11-14-2017

Document Type

Article

Department

Journalism and Mass Communications

Disciplines

Journalism Studies | Mass Communication | Social Influence and Political Communication | Social Media

Publication Title

Newspaper Research Journal

Abstract

Using rank order correlations, this study contrasts party agendas propagated in press releases and tweets of Democratic and Republican parties in USA and India’s BJP and Congress Party, with front-page newspaper agendas published in The New York Times and The Times of India. Analysis of all news articles shows governance, economy/business, international relations, and defense rank highly in both newspapers, whereas press releases and tweets in political parties are mainly concerned with governance and economy/business.

Keywords

agenda building, comparative politics, Twitter, quantitative, content analysis, rank-order correlation, Times of India, New York Times, international communication

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