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Title: The relationship between blogs and newspapers in Singapore: An intermedia agenda-setting study
Keywords: intermedia agenda-setting, blogs, newspapers, singapore,
Issue Date: 5-Aug-2010
Citation: NG YI KAI, AARON (2010-08-05). The relationship between blogs and newspapers in Singapore: An intermedia agenda-setting study. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Blogs have significantly lowered the cost of the publication of information for anyone with access to the Internet, and they now compete with the traditional mass media for readers. This thesis explores the relationship between blogs, a relatively new form of media, and the traditional news media, specifically newspapers, employing content analysis of public affairs-oriented Singaporean blogs and the two main newspapers in Singapore, a country with a long legal history of strong press and free speech regulation, using the intermedia agenda-setting framework. Results show few similarities between the content covered by blogs and newspapers, and blogs are usually dependent on newspapers for information, with the exception of internet-related issues. This suggests that the traditional news media are still dominant in determining the public agenda, and blogs mainly offer additional commentary and opinions to supplement issues raised by the mass media, which may be the result of the legal environment which the Singapore press operates in.
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