Journalistic Networks and the Diffusion of Local News: The Brief, Happy News Life of the “Francisville Four”

@article{Anderson2010JournalisticNA,
  title={Journalistic Networks and the Diffusion of Local News: The Brief, Happy News Life of the “Francisville Four”},
  author={Chris W. Anderson},
  journal={Political Communication},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={289 - 309}
}
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