Selective Exposure in a Changing Political and Media Environment

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Selective Exposure in a Changing Political and Media Environment


  • María Luisa Humanes Ciencias de la Comunicación y Sociología, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain


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Abstract:  Currently, the transformations occurring in media systems (especially those relating to technologies, the Internet and social networks) have led to a renewed interest in analysing the conditions that potentially foster selective exposure and, specifically, politically-oriented selection. As a result, that theory is now among the 21st century’s top eight most used approaches (Bryant & Miron, 2004, p. 696). This thematic issue addresses some of the key questions about selective exposure and associated phenomena by means of two comment articles and three research articles.

Keywords:  hyperpartisan news; information processing; motivated reasoning; populism; selective exposure; visual communication

Published:   30 July 2019


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i3.2351


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