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Dual screening the political: media events, social media, and citizen engagement

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posted on 15.11.2017, 13:45 by Cristian VaccariCristian Vaccari, Andrew ChadwickAndrew Chadwick, Ben O'Loughlin
Dual screening—the complex bundle of practices that involve integrating, and switching across and between, live broadcast media and social medi—is now routine for many citizens during important political media events. But do these practices shape political engagement, and if so, why? We devised a unique research design combining a large-scale Twitter dataset and a custom-built panel survey focusing on the broadcast party leaders’ debates held during the 2014 European Parliament elections in the United Kingdom. We find that relatively active, “lean-forward” practices, such as commenting live on social media as the debate unfolded, and engaging with conversations via Twitter hashtags, have the strongest and most consistent positive associations with political engagement.

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Communication and Media

Published in

Journal of Communication

Volume

65

Issue

6

Pages

1041 - 1061

Citation

VACCARI, C., CHADWICK, A. and O'LOUGHLIN, B., 2015. Dual screening the political: media events, social media, and citizen engagement. Journal of Communication, 65 (6), pp. 1041 - 1061.

Publisher

Wiley © International Communication Association

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

31/08/2015

Publication date

2015-10-28

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: VACCARI, C., CHADWICK, A. and O'LOUGHLIN, B., 2015. Dual screening the political: media events, social media, and citizen engagement. Journal of Communication, 65 (6), pp. 1041 - 1061, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jcom.12187. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

ISSN

0021-9916

eISSN

1460-2466

Language

en