Jenifer Whitten-Woodring

Additional Information

Authors: Jenifer Whitten-Woodring and Douglas A. Van Belle

Date Issued: December 2, 2015

Language:  en_US

Publisher: Political Science Research and Methods

Type:  Article

Subjects: media freedom, freedom of the press, democracy, executive constraints, comparative politics

Political Science Research and Methods, "The Correlates of Media Freedom: An Introduction of the Global Media Freedom Dataset"

Abstract

Media freedom has motivated substantial political activism, yet there are surprising gaps in the related academic literature, in part because of a lack of historic and consistent data. We introduce the newly expanded Global Media Freedom Dataset, which includes 196 countries from 1948 to 2012, and demonstrate how it can be used to test previous hypotheses and assumptions about the correlates of media freedom.

Citation

Jenifer Whitten-Woodring and Douglas A. Van Belle The Correlates of Media Freedom: An Introduction of the Global Media Freedom Dataset. Political Science Research and Methods, Available on CJO 2015 doi:10.1017/psrm.2015.68