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This multivariate analysis shows that residents in and near Richmond, Virginia, where the state capital is located, are significantly more knowledgeable about state politics than are residents living elsewhere in the state, especially in the northern Virginia - Washington, D.C. metro area. A newspaper content analysis demonstrates that Richmond- area residents are exposed to far more news of state politics and government than are residents of northern Virginia. The study suggests that the media environment is highly important in providing the opportunity for citizens to learn about politics.
The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Journalism Quarterly, Vol 71/Issue 2, 1994, © SAGE Publications, Inc., 1994, by SAGE Publications, Inc. at the Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly page: http://jmq.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
Delli Carpini, M. X., Keeter, S., & Kennamer, J. D. (1994). Effects of the News Media Environment on Citizen Knowledge of State Politics and Government. Journalism Quarterly, 71 (2), 443-456. https://doi.org/10.1177/107769909407100217
Date Posted: 14 January 2008