The Church–State Relationship in Polish Media: Combining the Grounded Theory and Intermedia Agenda-Setting at the Network Level
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University of Silesia in Katowice
Publication date: 2019-12-12
Polish Sociological Review 2019;208(4):439-459
The article examines the reports on the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland as a religious and political event in mainstream Polish newspapers, websites and TV news in April of 2016. Using qualitative grounded theory and quantitative intermedia agenda-setting at the networked level, the author shows how this religious event was presented and interpreted as a dominant force in this Church–state relationship. As a result, he claims that the Church–state relationship in media was covered by an increasing policy of the Church putting pressure on the state by expanding religion in the public sphere.
The author would like to thank Dr. Dagmara Głuszek-Szafraniec for her valuable comments on the draft.
This article was written as an outcome of the research funded by the National Science Centre Poland, Project: Media towards the Idea of a Secular State, grant no. 2014/15/N/HS5/00646).
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