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Political Bias in News Magazines

  • Michael L. Geis

Abstract

Though I suspect that few people read all three of the major news magazines, Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR), people, in my personal experience, hold very strong views about their political biases. Time is usually said to be conservative, Newsweek liberal, and USN&WR very conservative or at least more conservative than Time. In an attempt to assess the merits of these views, I examined the coverage by these three magazines of former Vice President Walter Mondale and President Ronald Reagan during their presidential campaign.

Keywords

News Report Body Language Union Leader Presidential Candidate Direct Quotation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael L. Geis
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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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