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The Balanced U.S. Press

Riccardo Puglisi and James Snyder

No 17263, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We propose a new method for measuring the relative ideological positions of newspapers, voters, interest groups, and political parties. The method uses data on ballot propositions. We exploit the fact that newspapers, parties, and interest groups take positions on these propositions, and the fact that citizens ultimately vote on them. We find that, on average, newspapers in the U.S. are located almost exactly at the median voter in their states. Newspapers also tend to be centrist relative to interest groups.

JEL-codes: D72 L82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2011-07
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Published as Riccardo Puglisi & James M. Snyder Jr., 2015. "The Balanced Us Press," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 13(2), pages 240-264, 04.

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