The institute has participated, with a qualitative analysis, in an empirical study on the staging of politics in German television for the Federal Agency for pPolitical Education. Here, the qualitative analysis complemented a quantifying study, for which cooperating partners from the Munich Institute for Communications Studies and Media Research were responsible.
The qualitative study examined the question as to which strategies for staging were used by the television stations in reporting on politics, and it discusses the possible consequences for the public’s image of politics. From the perspective of content, the news factors – here personalisation and focussing on elites – appeared, above all, as effective criteria for selection.
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