This study examined the role of the CBS Midwest Regional feed coordinator as one of the primary gatekeepers of regional news in the local news process. One purpose of this study was to determine how often local stations use the Midwest Regional feed, either by contributing stories to it or by taking stories from it A second purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the regional coordinator as a gatekeeper.
Hilt, Michael L., "Regional News in Local Newscasts: What is the Role of the Network Regional News Feed Coordinator in the Gatekeeping Process for Local Newscasts?" (1992). Communication Faculty Publications. 43.