Negative News and the Sleeper Effect of Distrust

  title={Negative News and the Sleeper Effect of Distrust},
  author={Jan Kleinnijenhuis and Anita van Hoof and Dirk Oegema},
The role of the media in the creation of distrust is much debated in political communication. Will negative news, for example, relentless attacks on political authorities, result in political cynicism or in a stimulation effect? By and large the media may stimulate political participation,but it is less clear when negative news will nullify this effect… CONTINUE READING