Media Election Survey

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The Media Election Surveys have been conducted since 1979 at the University of Gothenburg and have since been managed by Kent Asp, now at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication. The surveys have been used to explore the election coverage in press, radio and TV, its relevance for the election result and what affects the picture media. The referenda on nuclear power and EU membership have been analysed in the same way.

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Research area

Media, Elections, Political ideology, POLITICS, Energy and natural resources (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Media and Communications, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Asp (2006) Mediernas uppgifter i valdemokratin i Bäck & Gilljam (red.) Valets mekanismer. Stockholm: Liber.
Swepub | Institutional Repository

Asp, K. (2003) Medieval 2002 : partiskhet och valutgången : en studie av valrörelsens medialisering. Arbetsrapport. Göteborg: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Google Books

Asp, K. (2006). Rättvisa nyhetsmedier: partiskheten under 2006 års medievalrörelse. Göteborg: Institutionen för journalistik och masskommunikation, Göteborgs universitet.
Libris | University of Gothenburg | Swepub | Institutional Repository

Asp, K., & Hedberg, P. (1989) Massmedieundersökning valet 1988. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

Asp, K., Hedberg, P., & Esaiasson, P. (1985) Massmedieundersökning : folkomröstningen 1980 : teknisk rapport. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
ISSN: 0282-311X

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