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The Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World
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1 A Framework for Comparing Election News Coverage Around the World

Jesper Stroemback 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 Stroemback

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

Esteban Lopez-Escobar, Teresa Sadaba 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 Lodzki

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

Jolan Roka

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 Jurgen Maier

26 Election News Coverage Around the World: A Comparative Perspective

Lynda Lee Kaid and Jesper Stroemback

About the Author

Jesper Stromback is Professor in media and communication and Lubbe Nordstrom 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.

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"The book offers a wealth of information on an impressive array of countries and makes a significant contribution to the literature.This handbook not only reveals how scholarship on news coverage of elections around the worldhas developed, but it also shows how much still remains to be accomplished." -- William L. Benoit, Journal of Communication

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