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Digital Democracy: Reimagining Pathways to Political Participation
Recently, research revolving around blogs has flourished. Usually, academics illustrate what blogs are, motivations to blog, and, only to some extent, their role in politics. Along these lines, weExpand
Selective Exposure to Cable News and Immigration in the U.S.: The Relationship Between FOX News, CNN, and Attitudes Toward Mexican Immigrants
In the past 2 decades, cable television and the Internet have greatly increased the availability of media content. The phenomenon has reinvigorated a longstanding debate about the effects of thisExpand
The Press Versus the Public
For several decades, citizens have reported that they trust some news outlets over others largely because they perceive the industry to be biased in its coverage. On the other hand, journalists haveExpand
News finds me perception and democracy: Effects on political knowledge, political interest, and voting
This study examines effects of the NFM perception on political knowledge, political interest, and electoral participation in the United States. Expand
Ties, Likes, and Tweets: Using Strong and Weak Ties to Explain Differences in Protest Participation Across Facebook and Twitter Use
Based on the theoretical concepts of social networks and technology affordances, this article argues that different social media platforms influence political participation through unique, yetExpand
Second Screening Politics in the Social Media Sphere: Advancing Research on Dual Screen Use in Political Communication with Evidence from 20 Countries
The pervasive use of multiple technological tools to engage with media and political content (i.e., TV sets, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.) has deeply altered the way citizens around the worldExpand
A Comparison of Social Dominance Theory and System Justification: The Role of Social Status in 19 Nations
This study tests specific competing hypotheses from social dominance theory/realistic conflict theory (RCT) versus system justification theory about the role of social status. In particular, itExpand
Media Dissociation, Internet Use, and Antiwar Political Participation: A Case Study of Political Dissent and Action Against the War in Iraq
Media are thought to exert social control over dissenters by discouraging political expression and oppositional activities during periods of conflict. With the rise of the Internet, however, peopleExpand
Citizenship, Social Media, and Big Data
This special issue of the Social Science Computer Review provides a sample of the latest strategies employing large data sets in social media and political communication research. The proliferationExpand
Political Participation and Ideological News Online: “Differential Gains” and “Differential Losses” in a Presidential Election Cycle
Observations of the contemporary news media environment often revolve around the topics of ideological polarization and blurred boundaries between mass and interpersonal communication. This studyExpand