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Title: Understanding local news consumption and community participation via the lens of information repertoires and media multiplexity
Authors: Lai, Chih-Hui
Tang, Tang
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication
DRNTU::Social sciences::Mass media::Media studies
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social institutions
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Lai, C.-H., & Tang, T. (2015). Understanding local news consumption and community participation via the lens of information repertoires and media multiplexity. Mass communication and society, 18(3), 325-349.
Series/Report no.: Mass communication and society
Abstract: This study applies and extends the frameworks of information repertoires and media multiplexity to examine how the use of local information repertoires affects multimodal community participation, which is in turn reflected in community integration. A path analysis was conducted on the data gathered by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The results showed that four variables—habits of information seeking, diverse community interests, access to technology, and local information repertoires—were associated with each other. In addition, together they predicted community participation through multiple media use and the media gratifications obtained, which in turn positively influenced the level of local ties, community satisfaction, and community efficacy. Implications of the findings for theoretical and societal contributions and directions for future research are discussed.
DOI: 10.1080/15205436.2014.995768
Rights: © 2015 Mass Communication & Society Division. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication in Mass Communication and Society, published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of Mass Communication & Society Division.  It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document.  The published version is available at: [Article DOI:].
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