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Media Echo Chambers: Selective Exposure and Confirmation Bias in Media Use, and its Consequences for Political Polarization


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Title: Media Echo Chambers: Selective Exposure and Confirmation Bias in Media Use, and its Consequences for Political Polarization
Authors: Dahlgren, Peter M.
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2020
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) ; Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMG)
Parts of work: Dahlgren, P. M. (2019). Selective Exposure to Public Service News Over Thirty Years: The Role of Ideological Leaning, Party Support, and Political Interest. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 24(3), 293–314.
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Dahlgren, P. M., Shehata, A., & Strömbäck, J. (2019). Reinforcing spirals at work? Mutual influences between selective news exposure and ideological leaning. European Journal of Communication, 34(2), 159–174.
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Dahlgren, P. M. (preprint). Forced vs. Selective Exposure: Threatening Messages Lead to Anger but Not Dislike of Political Opponents.
Date of Defence: 2021-01-22
Disputation: Fredagen den 22 januari 2021 kl. 9.00, Linnésalen, Mediehuset, Campus Linné, Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation, JMG, Seminariegatan 1B, Göteborg (även strömmat via Zoom)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: selective exposure
confirmation bias
political polarization
affective polarization
ideological polarization
political attitudes
political preferences
Abstract: The new digital media landscape has created a high-choice media environment that has made it easier for people to find news and information that support their political beliefs and attitudes, and avoid news and information that challenge those beliefs or attitudes. How does this affect people’s selection of content and political polarization in the long run? This thesis investigates the relationship between different political preferences (political party, political interest and ideological lean... more
ISBN: 978-91-88212-95-5
978-91-88212-94-8
ISSN: 1101-4652
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/67023
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