Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

7-1-1994

Publication Source

Journalism Quarterly

Volume

71

Issue

2

Start Page

443

Last Page

456

DOI

10.1177/107769909407100217

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

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/

Comments

NOTE: At the time of publication, Dr. Michael X. Delli Carpini was affiliated with Columbia University. Currently January 2008, he is a faculty member of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Posted: 14 January 2008