Community and Media

Gustavo S. Mesch

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This article examines the role of media on the local community from three perspectives. One approach examines how different media outlets affect the identification and participation of residents in the local community. The second examines the characteristics of online communities and its main features. The third approach looks at the emerging role of online geographically based communities on the social integration of residents in the local community. Directions for future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015

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  • Community
  • Community attachment model
  • Media
  • Online and print newspapers
  • Virtual communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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