Show simple item record Durante, Ruben, 1978- Fabiani, Andrea Laeven, Luc Peydró, José-Luis 2022-02-17T13:15:43Z 2022-02-17T13:15:43Z 2022-03
dc.description.abstract Do media slant news in favor of the banks they borrow from? We study how lending connections affect news coverage of banks earnings reports and of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis on major European newspapers. We find that newspapers cover announcements by their lenders – relative to those of other banks – significantly more when they report profits than when they report losses. Such pro-lender bias is stronger for more leveraged outlets, and tends to operate on the extensive margin for general-interest newspapers and on the intensive margin for financial newspapers. Regarding the Eurozone crisis we find that newspapers connected to banks more exposed to stressed sovereign bonds are more likely to promote a narrative of the crisis favorable to banks and to oppose debt-restructuring measures detrimental to creditors. Our findings support the concern that financial distress and increased dependence on creditors may undermine media companies’ editorial independence.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series;1817
dc.title Media capture by banks
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.subject.keyword Media bias
dc.subject.keyword Banks
dc.subject.keyword Newspapers
dc.subject.keyword Earnings reports
dc.subject.keyword Eurozone crisis
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess


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