nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2012‒10‒13
one paper chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. The Internet, News Consumption, and Political Attitudes By Liang, Che-Yuan; Nordin, Mattias

  1. By: Liang, Che-Yuan (Department of Economics); Nordin, Mattias (Department of Economics)
    Abstract: We investigate the effects of the rise of the Internet as an additional mass medium on news consumption patterns and political attitudes. We use Swedish survey data from 2002 to 2007, the period during which online news media emerged. We find that broadband access is associated with online media consumption which, to some extent, crowds out offline consumption. Furthermore, these altered news consumption patterns have no or small effects on political attitudes
    Keywords: news; the Internet; political attitudes
    JEL: D72 D83
    Date: 2012–07–17

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