Presidential Endorsement Patterns by Chain-Owned Papers, 1976-84

John C. Busterna, Kathleen A. Hansen

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This study of some 1,500 newspapers in presidential election years 1976, 1980, and 1984 finds that newspapers supported the Republicans about 80% of the time, yet group-owned newspapers did not do so more often than other newspapers. Chain-owned newspapers demonstrated more autonomy than has been found in some earlier studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-294
Number of pages9
JournalJournalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1990


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