Study finds that male elite led radio discourse on financial crisis

Radio news coverage of Ireland's financial crisis as it erupted in late 2008 was skewed heavily in favour of official sources.

26th October, 2014

Radio news coverage of Ireland’s financial crisis as it erupted in late 2008 was skewed heavily in favour of official sources and almost entirely gender-biased toward men, new research has found.

A study by DCU’s Kevin Rafter examined which source categories were given the most opportunities to discuss the financial crisis story – and shape public discourse – over a three month period in 2008. He concluded that coverage was “elite-orientated”, and that there...

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