Competition and Commercial Media Bias

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Blasco, Andrea; Sobbrio, Francesco;
  • Publisher: Bologna: Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche (DSE)
  • Journal: eissn: 2282-6483
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4474
  • Subject: L15 | Advertising; Media accuracy; Two-sided market; Competition; Commercial Media Bias | L82 | Quaderni - Working Paper DSE | SECS-P/01 Economia politica | L13 | D82
    • jel: jel:L82 | jel:L15 | jel:L13 | jel:D82
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper reviews the empirical evidence on commercial media bias (i.e., advertisers influence over media accuracy) and then introduces a simple model to summarize the main elements of the theoretical literature. The analysis provides three main policy insights for med... View more
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