Civic Journalism in the 2000 U.S. Senate Race in VirginiaRichard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture Presentations
Original Presentation Date2001
Date of SubmissionJuly 2014
AbstractThe Norfolk Virginian-Pilot is a proponent of civic journalism; the Richmond Times-Dispatch is not. Content analysis of the papers’ coverage of Virginia’s 2000 U.S. Senate election reflected the divergent newsroom philosophies. The Times-Dispatch stories were more likely to be triggered by campaign-managed events, to focus on the election “horse race” and to use political establishment sources. The Pilot’s stories were more likely to result from independent or enterprise reporting, to address issues and to use “real people” sources.
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Citation InformationDavid Kennamer and Jeff C. South. "Civic Journalism in the 2000 U.S. Senate Race in Virginia" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeff_south/3/