|Cushion, Stephen 2009. Discouraging citizenship? Young people's reactions to news media coverage of anti-Iraq war protesting in the UK. Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research 17 (2) , pp. 123-143. 10.1177/110330880901700202|
Drawing on a survey completed by 699 young people in the UK at the beginning of the 2003 war in Iraq, this article explores young people's reactions to how young anti-war protestors were represented in news media. The survey taps into young people's opinions at a key democratic moment when many school children — to the surprise of many politicians and journalists — took to the streets to demonstrate their opposition to UK foreign policy making. The findings suggest that news coverage of the anti-war protests discouraged some young people from participating in the political public sphere. Many respondents also provided suggestions as to how news media could renew a sense of political efficacy amongst young people in ways that might encourage a greater connection between their political beliefs and key democratic structures.
|Schools:||Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||young people; citizenship; news media; war coverage; politics|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2013 09:24|
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