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”I trust what’s written but I don’t think it’s good”: old age pensioners’ persistency in the practice of obtaining information from the news media
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. Enheten för demografi och åldrandeforskning (CEDAR), Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8758-5704
2017 (English)In: MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, ISSN 0900-9671, E-ISSN 1901-9726, no 63, p. 9-27Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In spite of the fact that we are living in a digital era the position of traditional news media as the fi rst chosen source of information has not been altered. Th is is especially true when it comes to older persons. What are the reasons for this persistency? Th is article gives an account of how older persons refl ect on whether and why they believe in, and trust, news press reporting and their reasons for acquiring news from traditional news media. Using a discourse theoretical logics approach we found that whether or not the informants believed in and trusted the news they all referred to an overarching fantasy stating that it is a right and an obligation of an ideal citizen to update oneself of the surrounding world via the news media. We also found social habits to be crucial for the informants’ practice of obtaining information from the news media.

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Society of Media researchers In Denmark , 2017. no 63, p. 9-27
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Media and Communications Ethnology
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media and communication studies; Ethnology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132182DOI: 10.7146/mediekultur.v33i63.24698OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132182DiVA, id: diva2:1078687
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2018-10-15Bibliographically approved

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