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Campaign contributions: Online newspaper coverage of election 2000

Singer, J. (2003). Campaign contributions: Online newspaper coverage of election 2000. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 80(1), pp. 39-56. doi: 10.1177/107769900308000104


Through their Web sites, newspapers may contribute to political campaign coverage in new ways. This survey of online editors of leading U.S. newspaper sites indicates that editors gave primary emphasis to the medium's ability to provide Election 2000 information faster and in more detail. Though options for enhancing political discourse were appreciated, both interactivity and multimedia presentations were less widely cited among key goals and perceived successes. These findings suggest that journalists are “normalizing”w the Internet as a way to further traditional roles and goals.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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