This article uses a mixed-methods approach to analyze the relationship between television and protest during East Germany’s revolution. The content of television newscasts, both West German and East German, is analyzed together with protest event data. There are two key findings. First, West German coverage of protests is associated with an increase in protest in the first phase of the revolution. This finding emerges from time series analysis. Second, West German and East German television coverage were interacting, with the latter reacting to the former. This finding emerges from both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Research Article| January 31 2014
Television and protest in East Germany’s revolution, 1989–1990: A mixed-methods analysis
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2014) 47 (1): 93–103.
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Marko Grdešić; Television and protest in East Germany’s revolution, 1989–1990: A mixed-methods analysis. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 March 2014; 47 (1): 93–103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2014.01.008
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