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Do Newspapers Serve the State? Incumbent Party Influence on the US Press, 1869-1928

Matthew Gentzkow, Nathan Petek, Jesse M. Shapiro, Michael Sinkinson

NBER Working Paper No. 18164
Issued in June 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Hoyt Bleakley, Maria Petrova, and numerous seminar participants for insightful comments and suggestions. This research was funded in part by the Initiative on Global Markets, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Centel Foundation / Robert P. Reuss Faculty Research Fund, the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Kathryn C. Gould Research Fund, the Polsky Center, and the Gould Faculty Research Endowment Fund, all at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the National Science Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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