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Role call: 2008 Campaign and election coverage on the web sites of leading U.S. newspapers

Singer, J. (2009). Role call: 2008 Campaign and election coverage on the web sites of leading U.S. newspapers. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 86(4), pp. 827-843. doi: 10.1177/107769900908600407

Abstract

This study explores how websites affiliated with leading U.S. newspapers covered the 2008 campaign and election. The third in a series, it traces changes over a decade in which the internet moved from the periphery to the center of political, public, and media attention. Although the 2004 study suggested online editors were rethinking their function as information gatekeepers, this version indicates a reassertion of traditional journalistic roles despite an increase in options for user input.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3454
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