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Urban Policy, Press and Place: City-Making in Florida’s Miami-Dade County

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Urban Affairs
Issue number3
Volume38
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)450-466
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date28/11/16
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This article enhances the notion of city-making by explicating its communicative processes and functions within the press. Through a quantitative content analysis and qualitative textual analysis of Miami Herald news coverage related to incorporation and annexation policies and practices over a period of 3 years, we argue for a stronger implication of the press in coverage of local policy- and place-making. Through a quantitative content analysis of 437 articles from the Miami Herald about communities affected by incorporation and annexation and a qualitative textual analysis of 51 articles related to general coverage of geographic policy-making in Miami-Dade County over a 3-year period, we argue that this coverage reveals the press as being a central feature and function of policy-making through the lens of city-making.