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The difference between the information rich and poor. The use of this term is associated with the hypothesis, first proposed by the American communication theorist Phillip J. Tichenor (b.1931), that each new mass medium increases rather than decreases this gap because those with higher levels of income and education have greater access. See also digital divide.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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