Age and the effects of news media attention and social media use on political interest and participation: Do social media function as leveller?

  title={Age and the effects of news media attention and social media use on political interest and participation: Do social media function as leveller?},
  author={Kristoffer Holt and Adam Shehata and Jesper Str{\"o}mb{\"a}ck and Elisabet Ljungberg},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  pages={19 - 34}
This article investigates how media use differs across age groups- and whether this matters for people’s inclination to participate politically. More specifically, the study investigates the impact of social media use for political purposes and of attention to political news in traditional media, on political interest and offline political participation. The findings, based on a four-wave panel study conducted during the 2010 Swedish national election campaign, show (1) clear differences in… 

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