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ERIC Number: ED096683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 14
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The Structure of Communication in an Emerging Frontier Community.
McIntyre, Jerilyn
Jacksonville, Oregon, a mining town founded in a little-known and sparsely settled part of Oregon during the early 1850s, was the focus of a study of the way in which information was distributed and processed in an emerging frontier community. News appeared to be part of the community's institutional structure and to be carried and consumed on two levels-- the institutional and the interpersonal--distinguished by the extent to which information and the networks through which it was transmitted were routinized. On the institutional level, distributors included express riders, postal agents, and official military couriers. On the interpersonal level they included individuals and groups who distributed and consumed information for private and personal reasons. Future research might be profitably directed toward articulation of a conceptual framework within which the findings of this project could be generalized to other, similar studies. Once a conceptual framework is constructed, comparative studies of other communities can be undertaken. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Florida (Jacksonville); Oregon