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A New Front Line in the Battle for Readers? Online Coverage of the 1996 Election by Denver's Competing Newspapers
Electronic Journal of Communication (1997)
  • Jane B. Singer, University of Iowa
Abstract

The _Denver Post_ and _Rocky Mountain News_ have been fiercely at war for 100 years. In the fall of 1996, the two papers got their first shot at trying to outgun each other in online political coverage. This exploratory study analyzes the print and Web versions of the two papers during the campaign season to determine how they handled the opportunities and challenges of cyberspace; interviews with their online editors provide insight into why things were the way they were this time around.

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1997
Citation Information
Jane B. Singer. "A New Front Line in the Battle for Readers? Online Coverage of the 1996 Election by Denver's Competing Newspapers" Electronic Journal of Communication Vol. 7 Iss. 3 (1997)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jane_singer/25/