Unrepresentative Information: The Case of Newspaper Reporting on Campaign Finance

This paper examines evidence of sampling or statistical bias in newspaper reporting on campaign finance. The authors compile all stories from the five largest circulation newspapers in the United States that mention a dollar amount for campaign expenditures, contributions, or receipts from 1996 to 2000, and compare these figures to those recorded by the Federal Election Commission.

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