Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Bad News Sells: The Demand for News Magazines and the Tone of Their Covers
University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Media Marketing Department, Hamburg Media School, Hamburg, Germany.
Institute of Media Economics, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Media Economics, ISSN 0899-7764, E-ISSN 1532-7736, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 199-214Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

News media are often believed to focus on negative events as a means to increase their audience and profits. This study evaluates whether this conjecture applies in the case of the 3 German news magazines Der Spiegel, Stern, and Focus in the period from 1997 to 2009. Based on detailed content analyses of issues with political and economic cover stories, the results indicate significant, positive correlations between explicitly negative cover pages and the magazines' sales, after controlling for a comprehensive set of other success drivers and influences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 27, no 4, p. 199-214
National Category
Economics Media and Communications
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41747DOI: 10.1080/08997764.2014.963230ISI: 000344551900003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84920065052OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-41747DiVA, id: diva2:1252755
Available from: 2018-10-02 Created: 2018-10-02 Last updated: 2018-10-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Garz, Marcel

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Garz, Marcel
In the same journal
Journal of Media Economics
EconomicsMedia and Communications

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 19 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf