Does the Digital Divide Matter More? Comparing the Effects of New Media and Old Media Use on the Education-Based Knowledge Gap

  title={Does the Digital Divide Matter More? Comparing the Effects of New Media and Old Media Use on the Education-Based Knowledge Gap},
  author={Lu Wei and Douglas Blanks Hindman},
  journal={Mass Communication and Society},
  pages={216 - 235}
  • Lu Wei, D. Hindman
  • Published 28 February 2011
  • Political Science
  • Mass Communication and Society
As the Internet has become increasingly widespread in the world, some researchers suggested a conceptual shift of the digital divide from material access to actual use. Although this shift has been incorporated into the more broad social inclusion agenda, the social consequences of the digital divide have not yet received adequate attention. Recognizing that political knowledge is a critical social resource associated with power and inclusion, this study empirically examines the relationship… Expand
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