ERIC Number: ED362834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Empowering the Reader: Learning from 1992 Caucus Coverage in Missouri Newspapers.
Speckman, Karon Reinboth
This paper explores the educational role of newspapers in increasing participation in the presidential nomination process. Democratic caucus coverage in 9 daily Missouri newspapers (out of 44 dailies in the state) was examined for the inclusion of concrete, participatory information about the 1992 caucus. Newspapers published over a 5-day period (3 days before the caucus, the day of the caucus, and the day after) were examined. Results indicated that: (1) articles in the dailies with weekend editions were not prominently displayed and provided incomplete information about participation in the caucus; (2) the two competing daily newspapers provided basic information to encourage participation; and (3) the one paper that published only during the week (the "Maryville Daily Forum" with a circulation of 4,000) provided first-rate information. (Four figures of data are included. Contains 22 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Empowerment; Media Coverage; Missouri
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (76th, Kansas City, MO, August 11-14, 1993).