The 1980 Cleveland Newspaper Market Revisited: Analysis Finds Vibrant Agenda Diversity, Robust Marketplace of IdeasSteve Hallock*
Director, School of Communication, Point Park University, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Steve Hallock
Director, School of Communication
Point Park University, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 11, 2014; Accepted Date: May 02, 2014; Published Date: May 08, 2014
Citation: Hallock S (2014) The 1980 Cleveland Newspaper Market Revisited: Analysis Finds Vibrant Agenda Diversity, Robust Marketplace of Ideas . J Mass Communicat Journalism 4:188. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000188
Copyright: © 2014 Hallock S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A reanalysis of the Cleveland newspaper market of 1980, prior to the closure of the Cleveland Press, differs with the conclusions of a previous content analysis of two-daily communities that have become monopoly markets. Unlike the conclusions of the previous study, by McCombs, this replication found a diverse marketplace of ideas and opinion that suggests a lively agenda-setting and ideological diversity that disappeared with the emergence of the monopoly market, to the detriment of the Cleveland community and the democratic process.