We review the burgeoning political economy literature on the influence of mass media on politics and policy. This survey, which covers both theory and empirics, is organized along four main themes: transparency, capture, informative coverage, and ideological bias. We distill some general lessons and identify some open questions.
Prat, Andrea, and David Stromberg. "The Political Economy of Mass Media." Columbia Business School, November 26, 2013.
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