Selective use of news cues: : A multiple-motive perspective on information selection in social media environments

  title={Selective use of news cues: : A multiple-motive perspective on information selection in social media environments},
  author={Stephan Winter and Miriam J. Metzger and Andrew J. Flanagin},
  journal={Journal of Communication},
This study investigated the effects of message and social cues on selective exposure to political information in a social media environment. Based on the heuristic-systematic model, we hypothesized that readers' selective consideration of specific cues can be explained by situational motivations. In an experiment (N = 137), subjects primed with motivational goals (accuracy, defense, or impression motivations, as well as a control group) were asked to search for information. Participants… Expand
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