Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Abstract

A survey of participants in message forums located within the online sites of U.S. newspapers determined that taking part in forum reading and posting helps to predict users’ sense that they understand their local communities better but is not related to their actually getting out and taking part in real-world community activities.

DOI

10.1177/107769901008700109

Comments

This version is pre-publication.

Final version published as Rosenberry, J. (2010). Virtual Community Support for Offline Communities Through Online Newspaper Message Forums. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 87(1): 154-169. doi: 10.1177/107769901008700109.

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