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Hodson on the rapid decline of local news

September 14, 2017
The Conversation
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College of Interdisciplinary Studies Assistant Prof. Jaigris Hodson’s research about local new poverty and the role of social media in election coverage was featured in The Conversation.

Here is an excerpt:

“We found a significant difference in locally-relevant news coverage on Twitter compared to the presence of local news in a local daily newspaper. Also, the coverage on Twitter tends to be of varying quality. A large proportion of tweets are partisan in nature and offer opinion rather than facts.”

Read the full article.