Do Newspapers Matter? Short-Run and Long-Run Evidence From the Closure of The Cincinnati Post

@article{SchulhoferWohl2009DoNM,
  title={Do Newspapers Matter? Short-Run and Long-Run Evidence From the Closure of The Cincinnati Post},
  author={Sam Schulhofer-Wohl and Miguel Garrido},
  journal={Journal of Media Economics},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={60 - 81}
}
The Cincinnati Post published its last edition on New Year's Eve 2007, leaving the Cincinnati Enquirer as the only daily newspaper in the market. The next year, fewer candidates ran for municipal office in the Kentucky suburbs most reliant on the Post, incumbents became more likely to win reelection, and voter turnout and campaign spending fell. These changes happened even though the Enquirer at least temporarily increased its coverage of the Post's former strongholds. Voter turnout remained… 
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