ERIC Number: EJ548869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Using TV News for Political Information during an Off-Year Election: Effects on Political Knowledge and Cynicism.
Leshner, Glenn; McKean, Michael L.
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, v74 n1 p69-83 Spr 1997
Uses survey data from a 1994 United States Senate campaign in Missouri to show that using TV news for political and government information is positively associated with knowledge about candidates and not associated with cynicism toward politicians. Notes that results run counter to the popular notion that television news causes declines in political knowledge and deepening cynicism among the electorate. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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