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ERIC Number: EJ1108308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-2167-8715
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Political Engagement during a Presidential Election Year: A Case Study of Media Literacy Students
Powers, Elia; Moeller, Susan; Yuan, Yacong
Journal of Media Literacy Education, v8 n1 p1-14 2016
This exploratory, mixed-methods study uses data gathered during the previous U.S. presidential election in 2012 to evaluate student political engagement and digital culture. Survey results and media diary entries revealed that college students enrolled in a media literacy course during Super Tuesday or Election Day gravitated toward low-barrier political actions and expressive modes of citizenship, and they were most engaged when there was a social component to following election news. These results, coupled with recent data on political engagement and media consumption, present an opportunity to consider the role of digital platforms and online communities in the 2016 election.
National Association for Media Literacy Education. 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Tel: 888-775-2652; e-mail: editor@jmle.org; Web site: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jmle/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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