Generational Gaps in Political Media Use and Civic Engagement From Baby Boomers to Generation Z

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Authors and Corporations: Andersen, Kim (Author), Ohme, Jakob, Bjarnøe, Camilla, Joe Bordacconi, Mats, Albæk, Erik, De Vreese, Claes H
Title Statement: Kim Andersen is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Journalism at the Department of Political S...
Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2021
Media Type: Book, E-Book

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Physical Description: 216; 80 Illustrationen, Oxford; 156 x 234
ISBN: 9780367629342
Collection: PDA Print VUB
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This book investigates news use patterns among five different generations in a time where digital media create a multi-choice media environment. -- The book introduces the EPIG Model (Engagement-Participation-Information-Generation) to study how different generational cohorts’ exposure to political information is related to their political engagement and participation. The authors build on a multi-method framework to determine direct and indirect media effects across generations. The unique dataset allows for comparison of effects between legacy and social media use and helps to disentangle the influence on citizens’ political involvement in nonelection as well as during political campaign times. Bringing the newly of-age Generation Z into the picture, the book presents an in-depth understanding of how a changing media environment presents different challenges and opportunities for political involvement of this, as well as older generations. -- Bringing the conversation around political engagement and the media up to date for the new generation, this book will be of key importance to scholars and students in the areas of media studies, communication studies, technology, political science and political communication.

Chapter 1 Times Are Changing ; Chapter 2 The EPIG Model - Political Information Exposure and Political Involvement in a Generational Perspective ; Chapter 3 A Multi-Methods Research Design ; Chapter 4 Being Exposed to Political Information in the Media ; Chapter 5 Getting Interested, Learning, and Feeling Capable of Participating in Politics ; Chapter 6 Participation Targeting the Political System ; Chapter 7 Participation Targeting the Local Community ; Chapter 8 Being Politically Motivated ; Chapter 9 Social Media, Political Engagement, and Participation ; Chapter 10 Election Times: Special Times? ; Chapter 11 Are the Kids Alright?