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In this paper, I examine the information sources local newspapers use to cover House members outside of election seasons. Sources matter as they are key actors in the production of the news product, and can introduce both intended and unintended bias. The focus here is on the sources local newspapers use when they search out independent information about members and their actions. Political communication research has established the structure of source usage by the national-level media. Evendoi:10.1016/j.soscij.2011.03.001 fatcat:gzyulq6bnncxjagj3a2orhlp5y