ERIC Number: ED203329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Sources for State Government News.
Ducey, Rick; Reagan, Joey
A study was conducted to assess the sources used by a metropolitan population for news about state government. Telephone interviews were conducted with 714 adult subjects in a metropolitan area in Michigan. Subjects were asked how much time they spent reading newspapers and watching television, how interested they were in state government, and their main source for news about state government, as well as demographic questions. The results indicated that the subjects viewed television an average of three hours and read newspapers an average of 52 minutes each day. Forty-seven percent of the subjects said they were interested in state government news, and 42% said they were somewhat interested. The majority, 59%, got their state news from television, while only 33% read newspapers for their state news. Heavier newspaper readers were more likely than lighter readers to be interested in state government news, while there was no difference in interest between lighter and heavier television viewers. (HTH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Media Role; News Sources
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (64th, East Lansing, MI, August 8-11, 1981).