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dc.contributor.advisorDuffy, Margaret, Ph. D.eng
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Brian L., 1973-eng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 22, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Margaret Duffy.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to explore whether "connectivity" - the level of intimacy journalists have with their communities and how it influences their jobs - is at work in collegiate journalism. This qualitative study used interviews with editors at college newspapers throughout Florida to better understand the close-knit relationships they have with members of the college community and whether these journalists take advantage of these connections as newsgatherers. The study found that editors' strong personal relationships with fellow students and members of the college community do often help them find and develop stories that are newsworthy and relevant to their readership. In addition, editors interviewed recognize this advantage and use naturally strong community connections as an "insider advantage" as they go about their work.eng
dc.format.extentiv, 61 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb73412399eng
dc.identifier.oclc501828028eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6531eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshJournalism, Collegeeng
dc.subject.lcshCollege student newspapers and periodicalseng
dc.titleExploring "connectivity" at the college newspaper: can it help explain the success of the collegiate press?eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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