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Economic Inequality and News Media: Discourse, Power, and Redistribution

Andrea Grisold and Paschal Preston


Despite the rediscovery of the inequality topic by economists and other social scientists in recent times, relatively little is known about how economic inequality is mediated to the wider public. That is precisely where this book steps in: it examines how mainstream news media discuss, respond to, and engage with such important trends. The book addresses significant ‘blind spots’ in the two disciplinary areas most related to this book—political economy and media/journalism studies. Firstly, key issues related to economic inequalities tend to be neglected in media and journalism studies field. ... More

Keywords: economic inequality, media and inequality, redistribution policies, news media and economic affairs, wealth taxes, economic journalism, critical discourse analysis, significant silences, journalism and inequality, discourse and power, transdisciplinary research, meritocracy, mediated public sphere

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190053901
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190053901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Grisold, editor
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Paschal Preston, editor
Dublin City University

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1 Introduction

Paschal Preston and Andrea Grisold

2 Trends in Economic Inequality and News Mediascape

Hendrik Theine and Daniel Grabner

4 Media and Economic Inequality

Andrea Grisold and Hendrik Theine

6 Media Coverage of Economic Inequality

Maria Rieder, Henry Silke, and Hendrik Theine

7 Meritocracy, Markets, Social Mobility

Andrea Grisold and Henry Silke

8 Stagnation, Social Tensions, Unfairness

Daniel Grabner, Andrea Grisold, and Hendrik Theine

9 Is This Feasible?

Andrea Grisold, Maria Rieder, and Hendrik Theine

10 News Media and Economic Inequality

Andrea Grisold and Paschal Preston