How the media support local governmental authority


Journal Article

By comparing newspaper accounts of Durham, North Carolina city council meetings with direct observations of those meetings, the authors identify a number of mechanisms through which local print media reinforce the authority of local governing bodies. Most of these mechanisms, they conclude, are attributable to norms governing the behavior of professional journalists, and are likely to have diverse consequences for the polity.David L. Paletz is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University and Peggy Reichert and Barbara Mclntyre are students there. © 1971 by Columbia University Press.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paletz, DL; Reichert, P; Mcintyre, B

Published Date

  • January 1, 1971

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 80 - 92

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-362X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/267868

Citation Source

  • Scopus