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A Matter of Context: A Comparative Study of Media Environments and News Consumption Gaps in Europe
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media. (Demokratiinstitutet Demicom)
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media. (Demokratiinstitutet Demicom)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5964-102X
2011 (English)In: Political Communication, ISSN 1058-4609, E-ISSN 1091-7675, Vol. 28, no 1, 110-134 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research has shown that individual-level characteristics such as socioeconomic status and political interest are becoming more important as predictors of news consumption in a rapidly changing media environment. Despite this general trend, this article argues that the importance of individual-level predictors of news consumption varies between national media environments. We use extensive survey data from 16 European countries and multilevel modeling in order to investigate both contextual-level as well as cross-level effects on news consumption.

The results show that media environment characteristics have additional effects on news consumption beyond the effects of individual-level characteristics such as education and political interest, but also moderating impacts on these individual-level predictors of news consumption. More specifically, national media environments characterized by higher levels of newspaper-centrism are related to smaller gaps in newspaper reading between those with high and low levels of education and political interest. Lower degrees of newspaper-centrism is, on the other hand, related to a weaker “lower class bias” of television news and larger gaps in news consumption between those with and without high political interest. These findings are discussed in light of previous research on news consumption, knowledge- and participation gaps as well as cross-national comparative research.

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London: Routledge , 2011. Vol. 28, no 1, 110-134 p.
Keyword [en]
news consumption, comparative research, cross-level linkages, media environments, news consumption gaps
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-13240DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2010.543006ISI: 000287127700006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79751477324Local ID: DEMICOMOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-13240DiVA: diva2:396172
Available from: 2011-02-09 Created: 2011-02-09 Last updated: 2014-05-30Bibliographically approved

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