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2009

Geography

Carrie Buchanan

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Sense Of Place In The Daily Newspaper, Carrie Buchanan Dec 2008

Sense Of Place In The Daily Newspaper, Carrie Buchanan

Carrie Buchanan

The daily newspaper in North America has long been a locally based medium, which offers an opportunity to media geographers to explore concepts of place and locality, and how they have changed over time. This article explores how newspapers create a sense of place about the locality they serve. It reviews some of the major geographic theories of place and the local, as well as the work of communications scholars on how newspapers construct reality in their pages. It applies these ideas to the notion that newspapers construct a sense of place, using both the form and the content of ...