Random blog posts about research in political communication, how people learn or don't learn from the media, why it all matters -- plus other stuff that interests me. It's my blog, after all. I can do what I want.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Newspapers and Political Engagement
Excellent blog today by Alan Mutter about a case study of what happens when a city loses a daily newspaper. The gist? Political engagement (voting) decreases. A PDF of the study is here. An important part of what people know, or in this case, what they no longer get to know because of a daily paper going away.