New publication by Alyt Damstra, Mark Boukes, and Rens Vliegenthart in Sociology Compass, titled “The economy. How do the media cover it and what are the effects? A literature review.” Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: This article provides an overview of key findings in the field of economic news research. The focus is on the relationship between the real economy and economic news, and the subsequent effects of economic news on people’s economic perceptions. Additionally, we discuss research that looks into the construction of economic and financial news. Recommendations for future research relate to the application of mixed methods approaches and individual level studies, and a specific focus on new (social) media.