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The space of media usage in Finland, 2007 and 2018: the impact of online activities on its structure and its association with sociopolitical divisions

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posted on 13.04.2021, 14:30 by Semi Purhonen, Adrian Leguina, Riie Heikkilä
In Nordic countries and beyond, there exists a lack of longitudinal, population-level research focused on sociopolitical polarisation and the proliferation of new online activities in the context of changing media usage. In this article, we examine media usage in Finland in 2007 and 2018. We use two nationally representative surveys (N = 1,388 in 2007 and N = 1,425 in 2018) to make comparisons over time and include a wide set of media usage indicators. Applying multiple correspondence analysis, we assess the impact of the proliferation of online activities on the structure of the space of media usage and examine whether the association between media usage and sociopolitical divisions has become more sharply pronounced. The results suggest stability of the structure of media use rather than dramatic change. We discuss these results by reflecting on the relatively strong persistence of “traditional” models of stratification in digital cultural consumption and media practices.

Funding

Academy of Finland (grant no. 309181)

Institute of Advanced Studies at Loughborough University

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Nordicom Review

Volume

42

Issue

S3

Pages

111 - 128

Publisher

Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (Nordicom)

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© Nordicom and respective authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Nordicom under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Literature (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

02/12/2020

Publication date

2021-03-29

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1403-1108

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Adrian Leguina. Deposit date: 13 April 2021

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