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Political Participation in a New Media Environment: Investigating the Effects of Traditional and Social Media Use on Political Participation in Sweden

Författare och institution:
Jesper Strömbäck (Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMG))
Publicerad i:
66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9–13 Juni,
Konferensbidrag - refereegranskat abstract
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The transition from low to high-choice media environments has created a greater supply of news and political information than ever. Increasing supply does not equal increasing demand, however. In fact, studies suggest that increasing supply might result in greater gaps in the use of news and other political information between news-seekers and news-avoiders. This might, in turn, lead to increasing knowledge gaps and participation gaps. Against this background, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of traditional and social media use on political participation. Empirically, the study will make use of a representative four-wave panel study covering the 2014 Swedish elections to both the national and the European parliament. Thus, the study will be able to investigate the effects of both traditional and social media use on political participation on the individual level in the context of both a first-order and a second-order national election.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Media use, media consumption, political participation, media effects
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2016-06-15 17:05

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