Is There Life outside Warsaw? Polish Cities in News Programmes of the Polish Mainstream Media Cover Image
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Czy istnieje życie poza Warszawą? Miasta polskie w programach informacyjnych na antenie ogólnokrajowej
Is There Life outside Warsaw? Polish Cities in News Programmes of the Polish Mainstream Media

Author(s): Marcin Piechocki, Jacek Wyszyński
Subject(s): Media studies, Communication studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: TV news programmes; provincial capitals; regions; subject of information
Summary/Abstract: The mass media possess the power to hierarchise events, making less significant events more important and the other way round. For years studies on agenda setting have been the point of interest for media specialists and political communication specialists. The research problem outlined by the authors is included in this tendency since it embraces the issue of exposition of large Polish cities in news programmes broadcast in TVP1, Polsat, and TVN. It is based on the assumption that news programmes reproduce a certain order within which information from outside the capital city may be recognised by executive boards as less significant; however, the scale of such a phenomenon is not known. What is particularly important are the differences in this respect between the public broadcaster and the commercial ones. The research involved 28 editions of each broadcast (in total 84 broadcasts) emitted in four randomly chosen weeks of 2016 and was realised by means of CAST – a tool that allows for an analysis of television broadcasts, available at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The gathered data (based on the prepared classification key) underwent a quantitative analysis and then a statistical analysis by means of the SPSS programme.

  • Page Range: 148-159
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish