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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Brian G.
dc.creator Flensted, Sofie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T14:46:16Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T14:46:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T14:46:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T14:46:17Z
dc.date.created 2011-05
dc.date.issued 2012-04-19
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10657/290
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the potential of newspaper blogs to foster a sense of community among readers and if so, whether this has an effect on their reading behavior. An online survey was conducted among the readers of the Houston Chronicle news blogs. The participants were asked to respond to twelve statements in order to determine their sense of community, as well as answering questions about their reading behavior and demographics. Findings suggest that blogs are a viable tool for newspapers to create a sense of community among the readers. Additionally, the results suggest some correlation between sense of community and reading behavior. However, further research is needed to determine the nature of this relationship.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Newspaper blogs
dc.subject Sense of community
dc.title Exploring the Connection Between Newspaper Blogs and Sense of Community
dc.date.updated 2012-04-19T14:46:18Z
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dc.type.genre thesis *
thesis.degree.name Mass Communication Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Mass Communication
thesis.degree.grantor University of Houston
thesis.degree.department School of Communication
dc.contributor.committeeMember Xiao, Zhiwen
dc.contributor.committeeMember Liu, Youmei

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