News Grazers, Television News, Political Knowledge, and Engagement

@inproceedings{Morris2007NewsGT,
  title={News Grazers, Television News, Political Knowledge, and Engagement},
  author={Jonathan S. Morris and Richard Forgette},
  year={2007}
}
  • Jonathan S. Morris, Richard Forgette
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • This study examines the modern-day television “news grazer” in American politics. We define news grazers as those individuals who watch television news with remote control in hand and switch to another channel when an uninteresting topic comes up. Using survey data from the Pew Research Center, we find that news grazers differ significantly from nongrazers in news-gathering habits, political knowledge, and behavior. These effects remain significant even when controlling for other factors… CONTINUE READING

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