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dc.contributor.authorHollander, Robynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:25:54Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:25:54Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2007-08-07T04:35:12Z
dc.identifier.issn10361146en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13925
dc.description.abstractMuch of the academic literature holds the media responsible for the proliferation of the game frame as a way of reporting on elections. This paper challenges that view through an examination of media coverage of forest policy in the 2004 Federal election. The study of articles published in three major broadsheets finds that the majority of stories were set within the game frame, which depicts elections as sporting contests, and that far fewer articles focused on the issue. The lack of interest in policy is characteristic of election reporting but, in this case, can be attributed to the way in which the major parties managed their campaigns. Not only did they drive the game frame but, as policy makers, also determined the frame within which the limited media consideration of policy substance was set. The article concludes that political actors must take, at least, some responsibility for the domination of the game frame in election reporting.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge/Taylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom569en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto584en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Political Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360101en_US
dc.titleElections, Policy and the Media: Tasmania's Forests and the 2004 Federal Electionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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