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Endorse or Not to Endorse: Understanding the Determinants of Newspapers' Likelihood of Making Political Recommendations

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  • Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon

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    (School of Economics, University of East Anglia)

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This paper investigates the determinants of newspapers' provision for political endorsements. I empirically examine the role of newspapers' political preferences and market competition on newspapers' decision. Regression results suggest that market competition inhibits newspapers from making endorsements. Results from a simple model show that newspapers' ideology determine their endorsements, turning partisan papers more likely to make political recommendations and more likely to endorse challengers than non-partisan newspapers.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. in its series University of East Anglia Applied and Financial Economics Working Paper Series with number 022.

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Date of creation: 11 Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:uea:aepppr:2010_22

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