n Media Tenor SA Research Journal - Political reporting - a question of credibility : the leading media lean towards certain parties : these could be implicit voting recommendations

Volume 4, Issue 1
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Extracted from text ... 4 On the 16 September the FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND, the German edition of the British FINANCIAL TIMES, published an open voting recommendation in favour of the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU). All other leading media were adamantly opposed to what they called a 'loss of independence and credibility' of their profession. Nonetheless the question remains: Who is more believable, those who are openly partisan or those who pass out voting recommendations without admitting to it? One thing is for certain, all national media in Germany more or less clearly favoured one party in their election campaign coverage. The concept of ..

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