Lose the Local Newspaper, Get Re-elected?
Over the weekend, Time magazine highlighted a new study from Princeton that may predict what could happen to a city if one of its daily ...
Two researchers found that after the Cincinnati Post closed at the end of 2007, municipal elections in northern Kentucky became less competitive -- fewer people went to the polls, fewer people ran for office and incumbents were more likely to be re-elected.
The study's findings may predict the competitiveness of future municipal elections in areas that have already lost a daily newspaper -- as seen in Denver with the Rocky Mountain News and Seattle with the Post-Intelligencer -- or in areas that may lose a paper in the future.
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