Political Communication in a High-Choice Media Environment: A Challenge for Democracy?

Peter Van Aelst, Jesper Strömback, Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Claes de Vreese, Jörg Matthes, David Nicolas Hopmann, Susana Salgado, Nicolas Hubé, Agnieszka Stępińska, Stylianos Papathanassopoulos, Rosa Berganza, Guido Legnante, Carsten Reinemann, Tamir Sheafer, James Stanyer

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Resumé

During the last decennia media environments and political communication systems have changed fundamentally. These changes have major ramifications for the political information environments and the extent to which they aid people in becoming informed citizens. Against this background, the purpose of this article is to review research on key changes and trends in political information environments and assess their democratic implications. We will focus on advanced postindustrial democracies and six concerns that are all closely linked to the dissemination and acquisition of political knowledge: (1) declining supply of political information, (2) declining quality of news, (3) increasing media concentration and declining diversity of news, (4) increasing fragmentation and polarization, (5) increasing relativism and (6) increasing inequality in political knowledge.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAnnals of the International Communication Association
Vol/bind41
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)3-27
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017

Fingeraftryk

political communication
democracy
media concentration
news
relativism
communication system
polarization
political system
fragmentation
supply
citizen
trend

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Van Aelst, P., Strömback, J., Aalberg, T., Esser, F., de Vreese, C., Matthes, J., ... Stanyer, J. (2017). Political Communication in a High-Choice Media Environment: A Challenge for Democracy? Annals of the International Communication Association, 41(1), 3-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/23808985.2017.1288551
Van Aelst, Peter ; Strömback, Jesper ; Aalberg, Toril ; Esser, Frank ; de Vreese, Claes ; Matthes, Jörg ; Hopmann, David Nicolas ; Salgado, Susana ; Hubé, Nicolas ; Stępińska, Agnieszka ; Papathanassopoulos, Stylianos ; Berganza, Rosa ; Legnante, Guido ; Reinemann, Carsten ; Sheafer, Tamir ; Stanyer, James. / Political Communication in a High-Choice Media Environment : A Challenge for Democracy?. I: Annals of the International Communication Association. 2017 ; Bind 41, Nr. 1. s. 3-27.
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Political Communication in a High-Choice Media Environment : A Challenge for Democracy? / Van Aelst, Peter; Strömback, Jesper; Aalberg, Toril; Esser, Frank; de Vreese, Claes; Matthes, Jörg; Hopmann, David Nicolas; Salgado, Susana; Hubé, Nicolas; Stępińska, Agnieszka; Papathanassopoulos, Stylianos; Berganza, Rosa; Legnante, Guido; Reinemann, Carsten; Sheafer, Tamir; Stanyer, James.

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