Social media as a political backchannel: Twitter use during televised election debates in Norway

  title={Social media as a political backchannel: Twitter use during televised election debates in Norway},
  author={Bente Kalsnes and Arne H. Krumsvik and Tanja Storsul},
  journal={Aslib J. Inf. Manag.},
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how Twitter is used as a political backchannel and potential agenda setter during two televised political debates during the Norwegian election in 2011. The paper engages with current debates about the role of social media in audience participation and traditional media's changing role as gatekeepers and agenda setter. Design/methodology/approach – A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. By introducing and using the IMSC multiple… Expand
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