The Resource Framing in community newspapers' coverage of local elections

Framing in community newspapers' coverage of local elections

Label
Framing in community newspapers' coverage of local elections
Title
Framing in community newspapers' coverage of local elections
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This research examines framing in local election coverage, testing whether the same horse-race and strategy frames that dominate national political news are present in small community newspapers' coverage of local elections for city councils and town boards. The study involves a content analysis of 292 newspaper stories and 220 photographs across 23 small community newspaper websites in Missouri. The findings show that literacy frames, those that convey basic information about elections, and substantive issue frames, which report candidates' positions on issues, are prevalent. Issue stories, however, most often are shallow in their reporting. News briefs, one-shot candidate profiles and question-and-answer stories represent more than 50 percent of the sample. Although the framing analysis is encouraging, this research found that community newspapers have a different set of problems that might contribute to low voter participation. The study represents a first step in a potential thread of rich research on local election coverage and its influence on voter behavior and attitudes
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swafford, Scott
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2012.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Framing in community newspapers' coverage of local elections
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: George Kennedy
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
876615133
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 113 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876615133
Label
Framing in community newspapers' coverage of local elections
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: George Kennedy
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
876615133
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 113 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876615133

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