• Publications
  • Influence
The third person effect hypothesis, which states that individuals exposed to a mass media messaage will expect the communication to have a greater effect on others than on themselves, may help toExpand
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“Corrective” Actions in the Public Sphere: How Perceptions of Media and Media Effects Shape Political Behaviors
  • H. Rojas
  • Political Science
  • 21 September 2010
This study examines whether perceptions of media influence and perceptions of media hostility towards one’s views predict taking ‘‘corrective’’ actions to ensure that one’s views are ‘‘heard’’ in theExpand
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Weblogs, traditional sources online and political participation: an assessment of how the internet is changing the political environment
We compare the influence of traditional sources of information online with that of emergent sources (blogs) in predicting further political discussion, campaigning and participation in both the online and the offline domains. Expand
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Mobilizers Mobilized: Information, Expression, Mobilization and Participation in the Digital Age
This study assesses differences in use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and relates them to patterns of expressive political participation, mobilization efforts, and traditional civic participation. Expand
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A Communicative Approach to Social Capital
This article advances a communicative approach to social capital that views communication as the fundamental source of societal integration. We contend that integration occurring at the system levelExpand
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Exemplifying a Dispositional Approach to Cross-Cultural Spiral of Silence Research: Fear of Social Isolation and the Inclination to Self-Censor
This article tests the cross-cultural generality of one tenet of spiral of silence theory using an individual difference approach. We argue that the spiral of silence phenomenon is, in part, aExpand
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Hostile Media Perceptions, Presumed Media Influence, and Political Talk: Expanding the Corrective Action Hypothesis
The corrective action hypothesis predicts that hostile media perceptions and presumed media influence will be positively related to expressive political behaviors. According to this hypothesis, theExpand
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Sources in the News
In analysing the news media's role in serving the functions associated with democratic citizenship, the number, diversity and range of news sources are central. Research conducted on sources hasExpand
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Online Threat, But Television is Still Dominant
As news media change, so media news consumption changes with them. This paper, part of a larger international research project involving 11 countries in four continents (Americas, Europe, Asia andExpand
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Reconsidering ‘virtuous circle’ and ‘media malaise’ theories of the media: An 11-nation study
This study, based on a content analysis of television news and survey in eleven nations, explores the split between those who see the media as politically alienating and others who see the media asExpand
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