Accession Number : ADA292803

Title :   Information Subsidies and the Influence of Military Public Affairs on the Local Newspaper.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Roake, Anthony D.

PDF Url : ADA292803

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This study examines the beat reporter-source relationship between a local newspaper and a United States military installation. A comparison of information subsidy use by two midsized Georgia newspapers was accomplished through content analysis. Military base related news items in the Augusta Chronicle and the Macon Telegraph were compared with information subsidies from nearby military installations. Results indicate: military beat reporters who spend more time on the beat use more information subsidies; military base agenda is reflected in the local media agenda; information subsidies concerning controversial issues are initiated by the beat reporter but are used less than routine subsidies.

Descriptors :   *PUBLIC RELATIONS, *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *PUBLIC OPINION, *MASS MEDIA, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY FACILITIES, CIVILIAN POPULATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, GEORGIA, NEWSPAPERS, PROPAGANDA.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Radio Communications
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE