Public Service Broadcasting of Sport, Shows, and News to Mitigate Rational Ignorance

Rothbauer J, Sieg G


Zusammenfassung
Rational individuals may use a tax or license-fee financed public service TV channel to mitigate the paradox of rational ignorance. The approach presented in this article assumes that increased consumption of information by voters improves democratic decisions, but marginal returns decrease. Depending on how fast marginal returns decrease, the public service TV channel broadcasts either only (unbiased serious) news or, to induce voters to watch the informational content, sports and shows (entertainment) as well.

Schlüsselwörter
Public Service Broadcasting; voter behavior;



Publikationstyp
Aufsatz (Zeitschrift)

Begutachtet
Ja

Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht

Jahr
2013

Fachzeitschrift
Journal of Media Economics

Band
26

Ausgabe
1

Erste Seite
21

Letzte Seite
40

Seiten
21-40

Sprache
Englisch

ISSN
0899-7764

DOI

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