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Setting an agenda: A study of political commentary in the media outlets of News Corporation

Funding: 2007: $67,258
2008: $97,095
2009: $32,294

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (Other funds for ARC projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2007

Summary: This project will analyse the political commentary published or broadcast in the media outlets of News Corporation. The project aims to discover whether political commentators and columnists who publish in media outlets in the United Kingdom and the United States express a discourse of 'conservative populism' which exists in Australian newspapers published by News Corporation. Through examining the shared intellectual roots of the conservative commentariat, the project will make a major contribution to scholarship on the relationship between media ownership and the content of media.

Keywords: media studies, conservatism, anti elitism, populism, tabloid journalism, News Corporation,

FOR Codes: Journalism, Communication and Media not elsewhere classified, Political Science not elsewhere classified, The media, Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified, Te m¿¿t¿¿k¿¿rero, te kawe k¿¿rero me te tuhituhi ngaio o te M¿¿ori (M¿¿ori literature, journalism and professional writing)