Good News for the Future? Young People, Internet Use, and Political Participation

  title={Good News for the Future? Young People, Internet Use, and Political Participation},
  author={T. Bakker and C. D. Vreese},
  journal={Communication Research},
  pages={451 - 470}
  • T. Bakker, C. D. Vreese
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Communication Research
  • The role of traditional media and the Internet in relation to young people’s political participation has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention. Starting from a notion of differential media use and an encompassing notion of political participation, this article tests the relationships between media use (newspaper, television, and Internet) and offline and online forms of political participation. Findings from a national survey (n = 2,409, age 16 to 24) reveal that a variety of Internet… CONTINUE READING
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