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The goal of the Media Messages of Rural project was to examine the manner in which the metropolitan area media covers and reports events that occur in rural areas to the residents of Minnesota, and to gain a sense of how urban Minnesota media portrays the events and priorities of rural Minnesota. The focuses of the study were the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Articles from these sources were examined to locate evidence for the study. Information recorded from each article included: Location of reported community, topic of the story, environment of the rural area and the historical context of the definition.
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Winchester, Benjamin; Linscheid, Neil; Schmidt, Tara; and Von Arx, Abby, "Media Messages of Rural: Lessons from Minnesota" (2004). Center for Small Towns. 8.