Edited By Corina Daba-Buzoianu, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay
Political Effect and Ideology in the News Discourse: An Example of the 2014 Local Elections
The relationship between media and politics has always been one of the important discussion fields. The need for politics to public opinion and power of the media in terms of affecting the public turns the media into an important and indispensible power in the sight of rulers. Media is a power whose importance is undeniable with the aim of gaining public support or governing the public in the desired way, not only in democratic countries, but also in management types other than the democracy (Demir, 2007, p. 1).
In a democratic constitutional state that is governed with a political regime, both authority of the political power and media organs are accepted as legitimate and “liable” by the public conscious as required by their structure. Therefore, both of these institutions have arguments in the way that they carry out their actions on behalf of the public and sharpening functions. Instinctively, both of these institutions are in a dialectic relation. These two institutional systems can be examined with their relation and interactions in the communal system and their point of views to each other and communal outputs (Damlapınar, 2007, p. 117).
Within the context of media-politics relations, media gains a different importance, especially in the electoral periods. This is because political parties, nominees, and actors of the political system are in the effort of understanding the citizens and electors and transmitting themselves to them (Balcı and Damlapınar, 2014, p. 23); therefore,...