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Title
From sporadic sympathy to devoted skepticism : alternative media use as an affective sense-making practice
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Abstract
Alternative media users have long been an empirical and theoretical blind spot. This study addresses this gap by exploring the affective dimensions of alternative media use in the context of post-truth and populist politics. In doing so, the study employs a Q-sort task and in-depth interviews to analyze the news repertoires and epistemologies of 25 alternative media users in Flanders. The research findings indicate that alternative media users' sense-making practices are deeply intertwined with feelings of (mis)representation and (dis)connection, which are shaped by dominant discursive constructions in the existing political and journalistic climate.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Digital journalism. - Abingdon, 2013, currens
Publication
Abingdon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group , 2024
ISSN
2167-0811 [print]
2167-082X [online]
DOI
10.1080/21670811.2024.2312426
Volume/pages
(2024) , p. 1-20
ISI
001172616700001
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UAntwerpen
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How alternative are alternative media? A multilevel and multimethod investigation into the contribution of online news startups to media pluralism in Flanders.
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 02.04.2024
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