Why People Dual-Screen Political Debates and Why It Matters for Democratic Engagement. / Chadwick, Andrew; O'Loughlin, Ben; Vaccari, Cristian.

In: Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 61, No. 2, 26.05.2017, p. 220-239.

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Abstract

Dual screening during televised election debates is a new domain in which political elites and journalists seek to influence audience attitudes and behavior. But to what extent do non-elite dual screeners seek to influence others, particularly their social media followers, social media users in general, and even politicians and journalists? And how does this behavior affect short- and longer-term engagement with election campaigns? Using unique, event-based, panel survey data from the main 2015 UK general election debate (Wave 1 = 2,351; Wave 2 = 1,168) we reveal the conditions under which people experience agency, empowerment, and engagement now that social media have reconfigured broadcast political television.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-239
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Volume61
Issue number2
Early online date26 May 2017
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - 26 May 2017
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