Attribution of Responsibility for Economic Policy Issues in the Mainstream Media, Before (2002–2009) and After (2011–2016) the Great Recession

Susana Rogeiro Nina (University of Lisbon) studies the media coverage provided by national newspapers on economic affairs. More specifically, she seeks to identify which actors the media tend to assign responsibility in times of economic crisis. Her work carries important ramifications as the press plays a major role in shaping public opinion and influencing how citizens judge the performance of political institutions.

Susana conducts an extensive content study covering 600 press articles published by six newspapers in three European countries: Italy, Portugal and Spain. Through her analysis, she identifies the various ways, sometimes divergent and other times convergent, in which the respective media in these states cover economic news before and after the 2008 global financial crisis.

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