Local News, Information, and the Nationalization of U.S. Elections

  title={Local News, Information, and the Nationalization of U.S. Elections},
  author={Daniel J. Moskowitz},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={114 - 129}
Has the decline in traditional sources of local news contributed to the nationalization of U.S. elections? I hypothesize that local news coverage mitigates nationalization by providing voters with information that allows them to assess down-ballot candidates separately from their national, partisan assessment. The geography of media markets places some voters in a neighboring state’s market and others in in-state markets. I demonstrate that residents of in-state markets have access to vastly… 

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