My latest journal publication, which just appeared in the summer issue of the Newspaper Research Journal, tracks the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, my co-author Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and I applied the concepts of intermedia agenda setting and agenda building to explore the source interaction between elite traditional news media and political filter blogs during a two-month period. We analyzed 2102 blog references and 4794 traditional news media sources and found that while traditional news media frequently cite blogs in their coverage, the source attributions to the blogs are rather vague.
An earlier version of the study was presented at the 2010 AEJMC Conference (“Sources without a name”). Please send me an e-mail, if you like to receive the published study “Study shows some blogs affect traditional news media agendas” from the Newspaper Research Journal (Vol. 32, No. 3, 112-126).