News diffusion of the George Wallace shooting: The apparent lack of interpersonal communication as an artifact of delayed measurement

Thomas Steinfatt, Walter Gantz, D. Seibold, Larry D. Miller

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Reactions to the Wallace shooting and awareness of it indicate that the role of interpersonal first sources of information was much greater than expected from previous studies. A second study supported the hypothesis that delays between the event and the time-of-interview account for the apparent lack of interpersonal influence in other studies, through the dissociation of source and content within the receiver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-412
Number of pages12
JournalQuarterly Journal of Speech
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education

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