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A complex connection : community newspapers and tiers of social capital

Hess, Kristy 2010, A complex connection : community newspapers and tiers of social capital, in MediAsia 2010 : The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication Official Conference Proceedings, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Kitanagoya Aichi, Japan, pp. 422-433.

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Title A complex connection : community newspapers and tiers of social capital
Author(s) Hess, KristyORCID iD for Hess, Kristy orcid.org/0000-0003-3027-7492
Conference name The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication (1st : 2010 : Osaka, Japan)
Conference location Osaka, Japan
Conference dates 28-30 Oct. 2010
Title of proceedings MediAsia 2010 : The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication Official Conference Proceedings
Editor(s) Haldane, Joseph
Publication date 2010
Start page 422
End page 433
Total pages 12
Publisher The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Place of publication Kitanagoya Aichi, Japan
Summary At a time when newspaper circulations across the globe are plummeting, there is increasing interest in the concept of `local over global' and research linking small newspapers with the `strength of community'. There has been a myriad of definitions on social capital including Coleman, Bourdieu and Putnam which focus on the value of the strength of relationships formed by individuals and groups within communities. While newspaper circulation has been linked to community social capital, little attention has been paid to the way social capital works within the news organisation from those who produce news and information to those who read it. Given the complexity and multiplicity of the sociology of news production, this paper examines the role of organisational social capital in this process and argues Ronald Burt's theory of 'structural holes' (1997) may be an appropriate theoretical lens through which to consider this.
ISSN 2185-6184
Language eng
Field of Research 200104 Media Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2010, The International Academic Forum
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032899

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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