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Does press advertising foster the “pensée unique”?

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  • GABSZEWICZ, Jean J.
  • LAUSSEL, Didier
  • SONNAC, Nathalie

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The press industry depends in a crucial way on the possibility of financing an important fraction of its activities by advertising receipts. We show that this induces the editors of the newspapers to moderate the political message they display to their readers in order to make their newspaper more attractive as a media support for the advertisers, fostering thereby the ascent of the "Pensée unique".

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  • GABSZEWICZ, Jean J. & LAUSSEL, Didier & SONNAC, Nathalie, 2000. "Does press advertising foster the “pensée unique”?," CORE Discussion Papers 2000008, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  • Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2000008
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    1. Hans Jarle Kind & Frank Stähler, 2010. "Market Shares in Two-Sided Media Industries," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 166(2), pages 205-211, June.
    2. Hans Jarle Kind & Guttorm Schjelderup & Frank Stähler, 2013. "Newspaper Differentiation and Investments in Journalism: The Role of Tax Policy," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 80(317), pages 131-148, January.
    3. Hans Jarle Kind & Guttorm Schjelderup & Frank Staehler, 2006. "Newspapers and Advertising: The Effects of Ad-Valorem Taxation under Duopoly," Working Papers 0609, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Dec 2006.
    4. Jean Gabszewicz & Didier Laussel & Nathalie Sonnac, 1999. "TV-Broadcasting Competition and Advertising," Working Papers 99-72, Center for Research in Economics and Statistics.
    5. Hans Jarle Kind & Frank Staehler, 2007. "Another Tale of Two-Sided markets," Working Papers 0708, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Jun 2007.

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