Determinants of Network News Coverage of the Oil Industry During the Late 1970s
International Business & Management
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Price variations in testing oil and gasoline correlate with extent of TV coverage. The single most important industry covered by network news broadcasts during the 1970s was the energy industry. Major oil crises severely affected the American economy in 1973 and 1979. This paper analyzes the determinants of oil news coverage during the second of these crises. We propose and test six hypotheses concerning oil industry news coverage by network television. [excerpt]
Erfle, Stephen, and Henry McMillan. "Determinants of Network News Coverage of the Oil Industry During the Late 1970s." Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 66, no. 1 (1989): 121-28.