Taking a Break from News : A Five-nation Study of News Avoidance in the Digital Era
Villi, M., Aharoni, T., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Boczkowski, P. J., Hayashi, K., Mitchelstein, E., Tanaka, A., & Kligler-Vilenchik, N. (2022). Taking a Break from News : A Five-nation Study of News Avoidance in the Digital Era. Digital Journalism, 10(1), 148-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2021.1904266
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This article comparatively examines news avoidance in a rapidly changing media environment. We utilize findings from a large dataset of 488 in-depth interviews with media consumers, conducted in Argentina, Finland, Israel, Japan, and the US. We aim to make a contribution to the study of news avoidance by providing a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the drivers, practices, and patterns of news avoidance as they occur in and are shaped by a variety of national contexts. We argue that news avoidance is shaped not only by individual characteristics, but is also manifested and performed as part of specific time frames and socio-cultural factors. We distinguish two drivers of intentional news avoidance: cognitive and emotional. The cognitive drivers are accentuated by distinct country-level contextual factors, whereas the emotional drivers for news avoidance are shared across diverse national contexts.
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Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 17H01833, and Global Partnership Fund of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University.
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