Political agenda-building under the conditions of a hybrid media system – a comparison across countries and issues (COAB)
- Pfetsch, Barbara (Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Arbeitsstelle Kommunikationstheorie/ Medienwirkungsforschung, Freie Universität Berlin)
- Adam, Silke (Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft, Universität Bern)
- Team of the COAB project at the Free University of Berlin, Institute for Journalism and Communication Science, Communication Theory/ Media Effects Research Unit (Data Collector)
- Political Issues
- Communication, Public Opinion, Media
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Agricultural, forestry and rural industry
- Information and communication
- Mass media
- Domestic political issues
- International politics and organisation
- Government, political systems and organisation
- Rural economics
AbstractThe data set contains variables from a manual content analysis on food safety for which three different types of documents were analysed: 1. texts from websites, 2. articles from print media and 3. documents on the political agenda (plenary debates and documents from relevant committees). The variables can be located at two different levels - at the document level and at the speaker/statement level. A maximum of three different speakers/statements could be coded for website texts and print media articles, and any number of speakers/statements for political agenda documents. The coding at the document level consists of metadata (e.g. date of publication, centrality of the food safety topic in the article), information on the initiation of the documents (events) and references within the documents to (other) media. The coding at the level of speakers/statements consists of individual elements of frames. These are variables for the more precise specification of the addressed problem within the topic of food safety, as well as the naming of reasons / consequences / proposed solutions. Topics: type of the document; month of crawl/ publication; country; name of newspaper; title (headline offline documents); URL of the page; domain the page belongs to; organisation the domain of the page belongs to; social group and country of the actor that issues the page; date of publication; type of article; type of the political document; type of plenary document; initiator of business in political document; real-world event, that stimulated the writing of the document; centrality of the issue; reference to other online or offline media; rank of the most important actor; surname and name of the actor; name of the organisation the actor belongs to; additional information on the function of the actor; social group of the actor; organisational extension of the organisation or institution the actor belongs to; country of the actor/ organisation the actor belongs to; party affiliation of the actor; addressee addressed by the author; social group of the addressee; scope of the addressee; country of the addressee; party affiliation of the addressee; problem definition of the food problem; type of food in question; evaluation of the food problem by the author; specific perspective the actor takes on the food problem; cause of the problem; effect (consequences); treatment. Additonally coded: ID of the document; name of coder; indicator of primary cases; filter. The database-dump in SIARD format is available under study number ZA5183.
2012-06-01 / 2013-05-31Publication data of online documents are partly outside the survey period, i.e. they were published before the start of the survey period; however, these documents were accessible on the respective websites during the survey period.
United Kingdom (GB)
United States (US)
Quantitative, manual content analysis
Number of Variables:
- ZA6794 (Type: ZA-No.)
Pfetsch, Barbara / Maier, Daniel / Miltner, Peter & Waldherr, Annie (2016): Challenger Networks of Food Policy on the Internet: A Comparative Study of Structures and Coalitions in Germany, the UK, the US, and Switzerland. International Journal of E-Politics, 7(1), 16–36, doi: 10.4018/IJEP.2016010102
Pfetsch, Barbara / Miltner, Peter & Maier, Daniel (2016): Old and New Dynamics of Agenda Building in a Hybrid Media System. In: G. Vowe & P. Henn (Hrsg.), Political Communication in the Online World: Theoretical Approaches and Research Designs. New York, NY / Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 45–58.
Maier, Daniel / Waldherr, Annie / Miltner, Peter / Schmid-Petri, Hannah / Häussler, Thomas & Adam, Silke (2014): Stichprobenziehung aus dem Netz – Wie man themenspezifische Online-Inhalte erfassen kann. In: K. Sommer / M. Wettstein / W. Wirth, & J. Matthes (Hrsg.), Automatisierung in der Inhaltsanalyse. Köln: Herbert von Halem, 90–110.
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