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ERIC Number: ED124983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 30
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Community Discussion and Newspaper Content: Extending the Agenda-Setting Concept.
Atwood, L. Erwin; And Others
The study reported in this paper expands the arena of agenda-setting to include the content of a small daily newspaper and what the people of that community say they read and talk about during a non-political period. The newspaper's agenda was established by content analysis of 51 issues, resulting in classification of 3415 stories in 41 content categories. One hundred fifty respondents were asked what they remembered reading in "yesterday's" newspaper, as well as what they had been talking about with family, friends, and acquaintances for "the past few days." Topics of conversation were obtained for local, regional, state, national, and international events. Findings suggest that at the local level the content of the newspaper is an important and independent contributor to the content of community discussion. Other sources of information appear to make substantial contributions at the regional, state, national, and international levels. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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