Show simple item record Grabe, Maria Elizabeth Yang, JungAe 2012-04-02T17:30:38Z 2012-04-02T17:30:38Z 2011-12
dc.identifier.citation Yang, J. & Grabe, M. E. (2011). Knowledge acquisition gaps: A comparison of print versus online news sources. New Media & Society, 13(8), 1211-1227. en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract This experimental study tested the knowledge gap hypothesis at the intersection of audience education levels and news formats (newspaper versus online). The findings reveal a gap in public affairs knowledge acquisition between South Korean citizens (N=123) from different educational backgrounds. Moreover, the high education group comprehended news with the same level of efficiency across online and newspaper formats while low education participants gained more knowledge from reading a newspaper than using the online news source. Taken together, this study’s findings confirm the knowledge gap hypothesis through experimental research and offer evidence of its potential contribution to the digital divide. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.subject traditional media en
dc.subject new media en
dc.subject news exposure en
dc.subject comprehension of news en
dc.subject information processing en
dc.subject online news en
dc.subject digital divide en
dc.subject learning from news media en
dc.subject Knowledge gap en
dc.title Knowledge acquisition gaps: A comparison of print versus online news sources en
dc.type Article en

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