소셜 뉴스 이용과 뉴스 대화가 세대별 정치참여 행동에 미치는 영향

Translated title of the contribution: Social News Use and News Engagement on Civic Engagement

Yeji Kwon, Jee Young LEE, Soeun Yang

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Abstract

Adolescents’ sharing of digital news is an increasingly significant issue within the field of digital
citizenship and accessing and using digital information has increasingly been shown to affect their
lives and futures. This study seeks to understand the impact of how young people engage with
news-related communication and news literacy education on their news consumption and civic
engagement by examining the differences in the significance of factors between adolescent and adult
groups. A secondary data analysis was conducted using national survey datasets on youth news media
use (13 to 18 years old, N=1,665) and Korean news media use (18 to 60 years old, N=3,799). This
study reveals that news access via social media is positively correlated with news engagement
(commenting and sharing) regardless of age cohorts. However, significant generational gaps in the mediums, which determine the influence of social news use on news commenting and sharing
practices, are observed in our regression models. For adolescents, news literacy education is positively
related to the increased participation in online public discussions, whereas it increases news sharing
on different platforms for adults. Civic engagement is positively associated with news engagement
online among adolescents suggesting that those who share news and have news literacy experience
are more likely to engage with social and political issues. This study reaffirms the path from news use
to news engagement, and the paths from news engagement to civic engagement. Also, the mediums
for social news are important to increasing civic engagement. Our results highlight the significance of
social news engagement and its impacts on political socialization among adolescents.
Translated title of the contributionSocial News Use and News Engagement on Civic Engagement
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)5-35
Number of pages30
JournalKorean Journal of Journalism Communication Studies
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

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