Publication - Academic Articles

Thomas on the Political Coverage Index and Its Application to Media Capture

Political Coverage Index was introduced to investigate whether the media fulfill their role as the fourth estate. In the article, CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas and his co-authors present the result of the research on more than 10 million news items in German media.

Batorfy on Hungary’s Path Toward an Authoritarian Media System

CMDS Fellow Attila Bátorfy describes the transformation of the Hungarian media system by the government of Viktor Orbán and he argues that the Hungarian media system and its mixed features do not fit neatly into any existing media system theories.

Tobias Thomas on the Impact of Media Coverage on Voting Intentions

In their article “Can media drive the electorate? The impact of media coverage on voting intentions”, published in European Journal of Political Economy, CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas and his co-authors investigate how media coverage affects political preferences.

Thomas on the Impact of Media Coverage on Immigration Worries

The study Media Coverage and Immigration Worries: Econometric Evidence co-authored by CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas is published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO).

New Article on the Distance Bias in Natural Disaster Reporting Co-Authored by CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas

In their latest article entitled "The distance bias in natural disaster reporting – empirical evidence for the United States" published in  Applied Economics Letters, non-resident CMDS fellow Tobias Thomas and co-author Michael Berlemann demonstrate how disaster reporting is subject to a distance bias, e.g., the likelihood that a disaster is covered by the media depends on the distance between the country where the media are located and the country where the disasters occur.