ERIC Number: ED231000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Statehouse Reporting of a Legislative Session: Source Perceptions of News Media Performance.
A study was conducted to determine the images of the media held by members of a state legislature. Specifically, it examined the legislators' perceptions of differences in print and broadcast news media performance, and differences in coverage of the legislature in the home district and on a statewide level. Questionnaires containing demographic questions and four sets of scales to measure the various aspects of media performance were mailed to the 33 members of the senate and 99 members of the assembly in Wisconsin. Sixty-nine members responded. Results showed that the legislators did perceive significant differences in broadcast and print media coverage, rating television and radio more favorably than newspapers for both home district and statewide coverage. They did not perceive home district coverage more positively than statewide coverage of the legislature for either type of media. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Dallas, TX, May 26-30, 1983).