Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Subjects

Content analysis (Communication), Political campaigns, Computer network resources

Abstract

Scholars and pundits have widely discussed the decline of print journalism, but there has been very little empirical research focused on examining online alternatives. This article utilizes a unique sample of online local political content related to the 2007 Philadelphia mayoral campaign to address this void. A content analysis of this dataset has three objectives: to depict the range of sources of online local political information (LPI) available to Philadelphians, to compare the LPI provided by these various sources, and to determine the amount and provenance of the original LPI that is available on the web. New media sources of LPI may be far from maturity, but this article finds that they do exist and are a viable resource for citizens.

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 Information, Communication & Society, 2011. Copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691181003695165

DOI

10.1080/13691181003695165

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10984

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