News Consumption and Political Party Preferences in Poland

Michał Wenzel

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to determine the scale of influence of the media (both traditional and social) on party preferences. The complicated contemporary media ecosystem, in which the boundaries between traditional and internet media are blurred (internet versions of newspapers), news coverage is increasingly de-professionalized (emergence of civic journalism), verification of information becomes increasingly problematic (fake news) leads to a number of theoretical and methodological challenges. Theoretically, the paper uses the model in which mass media act as a factor triggering the emergence of latent views. Empirically, the effort is undertaken to cover the whole universe of information sources, including both print and electronic media, both traditional and internet sources. The analysis determines citizens’ sources of information, tracks consistencies in selecting particular categories of sources (thus outlining ‘information bubbles’), correlates sources with party preferences and measures generalized attitudes to media categories. The study is undertaken on a sample representative for adult Polish population, fielded with CAWI methodology.
Author Michał Wenzel (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
Michał Wenzel,,
- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Journal seriesPolitical Preferences, ISSN 2450-873X, e-ISSN 2449-9064, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
No18
Pages57-74
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in Englishmass media, political attitudes, news, public opinion
Languageen angielski
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