The Role of the Media in German Election Campaigns

Event type: 
Seminar
Date and time: 
Tuesday, 8 March, 2016 - 12:45 to 14:00
Presenter(s): 
Professor Christina Holtz-Bacha - Friedrich Alexander - University of Erlange-Nürnberg
Venue: 
CSSR Seminar Room 4.29, Level 4 Leslie Social Science Building, Upper Campus
Abstract / Description: 

The lecture presents findings from long-term content analyses of the coverage of German election campaigns in newspapers and television news and of electoral spots on television. These findings thus show how the media reporting of elections changed over time and also of how the parties present themselves to the electorate. In particular, it will be discussed whether there has been a trend towards personalization in a political system that is dominated by parties.