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Boosterism as banishment: identifying the power function of local, business news and coverage of city spaces

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Boosterism as banishment : identifying the power function of local, business news and coverage of city spaces. / Gutsche Jr, Robert.

In: Journalism Studies, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2015, p. 497-512.

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Gutsche Jr R. Boosterism as banishment: identifying the power function of local, business news and coverage of city spaces. Journalism Studies. 2015;16(4):497-512. Epub 2014 Jun 19. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2014.924730

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