Document Type

Post-Print

Publication Date

Winter 2009

Subjects

Local mass media, Mass media--Influence, Mass media -- Political aspects

Abstract

Locally based media institutions that have been at the core of citizens' media environments for generations are facing an onslaught of new competition from new media. The twin goals of this article are to expand our understanding of the distribution of local political knowledge in general and to specifically examine the relevance of media access. The article suggests that media access does bear upon levels of local political knowledge and confirms that citizens who are knowledgeable about local politics do not mirror the profile of those who are knowledgeable about national politics.

Description

This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (2009). Vol. 86 Issue 4. The article is available online at: http://jmq.sagepub.com/

DOI

10.1177/107769900908600406

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10980

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