News Media Use and the Informed Public in the Digital Age

A Xenos, Dietram Scheufele, Dominique Brossard, Doo-Hun Choi, Michael Cacciatore, Sara Yeo, Leona, Yi-Fan Su, Michael Xenos, Dietram Scheufele, Dominique Brossard, Doo-Hun Choi (+8 others)
2018 International Journal of Communication   unpublished
Perhaps one of the most enduring assumptions of political communication research concerns the perennial finding that despite tides of media distrust and revolutionary advances in communications technology, local television newscasts remain the dominant source of public affairs information for most Americans. Although the basic truth of this nearly sacred assumption remains for now, it is under greater strain than ever before, and this and other assumptions about how individuals acquire
more » ... information from the media must be continually investigated. In this article, we use data from a nationally representative online survey to provide just such a reexamination of relationships Michael A. Xenos: