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ERIC Number: ED120728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 12
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News Diffusion in the Nixon Resignation Story: A Study of Media Use Patterns.
Sohn, Harold L.
Media use patterns for an anticipated event of considerable magnitude--the resignation of Richard Nixon--were hypothesized as likely to put a high contraint on interpersonal learning. Information for the study was gathered in a telephone survey of persons living in and around the southern Illinois town of DeSota (population 966). Of the 241 respondents, 235 (97.5 percent) were aware of the Nixon resignation when contacted by interviewers. Four of the six nonknowers were age 54 or older, and four had an eighth grade education or less. It was concluded that there was relatively little interpersonal learning associated with the Nixon resignation story, with the news media serving as the primary source of information. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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