Quotation Grisold, Andrea, Theine, Hendrik. 2017. How Come We Know? The Media Coverage of Economic Inequality. International Journal of Communication 11, 4265-4284.




Given the background of rising economic inequalities, the topic has reentered the field of economic science. Yet the problem of how economic inequality is being mediated to the public is not discussed in economics at all, and hardly mentioned in communication studies. Through an analysis of recent empirical studies on the coverage of inequality in the media, we debate the role mass media play as information providers. Assessing the underlying assumptions and the methodological approaches guiding the respective empirical findings, we can highlight the merits of this body of work and identify open questions for further research. The last part of the article provides a discussion of (currently rather neglected) political economy theories that offer rich theoretical approaches to study media, power, and inequality.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Communication
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title How Come We Know? The Media Coverage of Economic Inequality
Volume 11
Year 2017
Page from 4265
Page to 4284
Reviewed? Y
URL http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/6669/2167
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The Mediation of Economic Inequality. Media Coverage of Piketty┬┐s Book `Capital in the 21st Century'
Grisold, Andrea (Details)
Theine, Hendrik (Details)
Department of Economics (Grisold) (Details)
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