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Foundations of Community Journalism is the first and only book to focus on how to understand and conduct research in this ever-increasing field. With chapters written by established journalism scholars and teachers, this book provides students and researchers with an understanding of the multiple methods applied to the study of community journalism, such as historical, social-scientific, cultural/critical, and interdisciplinary approaches. It explains what community journalism is as a research concept and offers a range of different methods and theories that can be applied to community journalism research. Although there are numerous “how-to” community journalism manuals for students and newspaper editors, none focuses on how to conduct research into community journalism. The body of knowledge in Foundations of Community Journalism would take readers months, perhaps years, of independent work to gather, making this book a “must-have” volume and reference tool for anybody who is interested in the relationships between journalism and communities.
Chapter 3: The Minnesota Team: Key Studies of Institutional Power and Community Media
The Minnesota Team: Key Studies of Institutional Power and Community Media
National and metropolitan newspapers and broadcast media in the 21st century are making efforts to increase interactivity between their audiences and the producers of news. Three decades ago, the “Minnesota team”—Phillip J. Tichenor, George A. Donohue, and Clarice N. Olien—conducted a series of studies that showed how such interactivity already was taking place between community newspapers and their local audiences. Those long-standing, less formal procedures of give and take among smaller communities and their local newspapers may be what larger news organizations are today trying to develop and codify in an effort to hold on to their diminishing audiences. Internet-based communication aside, the media-audience ...