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New Publication: Youth, News, and Democratic Engagement in the Roaring 2020s – Special issue of IJPP

News from May 12, 2022

In the special issue „Youth, News, and Democratic Engagement“ of The International Journal of Press/Politics Jakob Ohme serves as a guest editor alongside Kim Andersen, Erik Albæk and Claes H. de Vreese. The issue takes the temperature of how young citizens navigate today’s digital news media environments, which forms of engagement they prefer or reject, and how these two sets of phenomena are connected.The research in the ten articles is based on data from almost 20 different countries, employs a variety of scientific methods and designs, and spans contexts as diverse as the young generations themselves.

In „Generational Gaps in Media Trust and its Antecedents in Europe“ for example, Anna Brosius, Jakob Ohme und Claes H. de Vreese compare ten different European countries and come tot o the result, that there are no generational differences. However, the key correlates if media trust realte differently in different generations: While Millennials care less about bias, Generation Z cares less about accuracy, when evaluating media trust.

 The articles of the special issue are open access and can be retrieved here.

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