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After local newspapers close, political polarization among voters increases, according to new research in the Journal of Communication.
The national electorate often is framed in terms of partisan or generational divides. But there’s another important polarization of the electorate to consider: the health divide.
A survey of 1,300 adults living in rural America finds they are preoccupied by economic issues and the ongoing opioid epidemic — and most think the government can help solve these problems.
A common criticism aimed at journalists is their tendency to portray some groups in the United States as “the other” — framing stories as though certain groups aren’t part of the world where journalists themselves and the bulk of their audiences live. Think rural America.