Media Use and Political Predispositions: Revisiting the Concept of Selective Exposure

  title={Media Use and Political Predispositions: Revisiting the Concept of Selective Exposure},
  author={Natalie Jomini Stroud},
  journal={Political Behavior},
  • N. Stroud
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Business
  • Political Behavior
Today, people have ample opportunity to engage in selective exposure, the selection of information matching their beliefs. Whether this is occurring, however, is a matter of debate. While some worry that people increasingly are seeking out likeminded views, others propose that newer media provide an increased opportunity for exposure to diverse views. In returning to the concept of selective exposure, this article argues that certain topics, such as politics, are more likely to inspire… 

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