My recently published collaboration with Jennifer Brundidge, Hernando Rojas, and Homero Gil de Zúñiga shows that consuming and commenting on online news can promote political participation, but that those who comment on counter-attitudinal news tend to be less politically active. Read more here…
Talia Stroud and I have a new paper at the Journal of Communication offering further evidence of the distinction between selective approach and selective avoidance, and testing whether Democrats and Republicans engage in different forms of selective exposure. The paper is now available online: 10.1111/jcom.12105
A paper resulting from cross-national collaboration with faculty in Israel is now available at Human Communication Research.
Garrett, R. K., Gvirsman, S. D., Johnson, B. K., Tsfati, Y., Neo, R., & Dal, A. (2014). Implications of Pro- and Counterattitudinal Information Exposure for Affective Polarization. Human Communication Research, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/hcre.12028
A new collaborative paper on fact checking has been published at the Journal of Communication.
Garrett, R. K., Nisbet, E. C., & Lynch, E. K. (2013). Undermining the corrective effects of media-based political fact checking? The role of contextual cues and naïve theory. Journal of Communication. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12038
A paper I coauthored with my advisee, Brian Weeks, has been accepted at CSCW.
Garrett, R. K., & Weeks, B. E. (2013, February 23–27). The Promise and Peril of Real-Time Corrections to Political Misperceptions. Paper to be presented at CSCW ’13, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Update: More information is available on the Misperceptions Project website.