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2012 | 5 | 1(8) | 79-90
Article title

Use of sources in newspaper coverage of the 2009 Bulgarian parliamentary election

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
Although the importance of news sources is widely acknowledged in journalism and political communication, few studies have examined source use in election news reporting in Bulgaria. Based on a content analysis of the two national dailies with the highest circulation, the present study demonstrates that domestic politicians vastly outnumber other types of sources. In addition, election news articles rarely incorporate more than one news source, thus limiting the diversity of opinions in the press. Such coverage may potentially lead to a narrowing of the range of discussion about political issues and give national political elites the power to define the issues for the public.
Year
Volume
5
Issue
Pages
79-90
Physical description
Dates
published
2012
Contributors
  • Iowa State University, USA
  • University of Illinois Chicago, USA
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
1899-5101
YADDA identifier
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