Linda Bos, Sanne Kruikemeier, Claes de Vreese


Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Is there a media system that promotes less political selective exposure? This article explores this question within the context of the US and Dutch media landscape, offering a comparison of the two. In particular, this article makes the case that where there is a relatively strong public service broadcaster, political selective exposure amongst an audience is lower due to its less partisan output. However, the authors do find that there is a large segment of citizens that choose to opt out of news consumption, despite its availability in today’s media landscape.

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