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Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

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


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.


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NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly Vol. 86 Issue 4.



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