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#Mitigatecorona: news repertoires and civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic

(2021)
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The present study aims to shed light on the different types of civic participation that emerged after the COVID-19 outbreak. Specifically, we assess how different news use patterns (or news repertoires) are associated with various forms of civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online survey was distributed among Flemish adults, using a stratified sampling procedure. In total, 1.500 adults (50.4% male; M age = 41.58, SD = 13.94) participated in the period April 17 to 19, 2020. Results from a cluster analysis revealed four distinct news use clusters, each differing in terms of intensity of news use, as well as diversity in news sources: news avoiders, news conservatives, news mixers and news absorbers. Furthermore, a series of ANOVAs revealed significant between-group differences concerning civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, news absorbers were more likely to engage in civic participation than any of the other groups.
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Civic participation, News repertoires, COVID-19, Collective action, Cluster analysis

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Waeterloos, Cato, et al. #Mitigatecorona: News Repertoires and Civic Participation during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2021.
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Waeterloos, C., Walrave, M., & Ponnet, K. (2021). #Mitigatecorona: news repertoires and civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented at the ECREA Political Communication Section Interim Conference, Bucharest.
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Waeterloos, Cato, Michel Walrave, and Koen Ponnet. 2021. “#Mitigatecorona: News Repertoires and Civic Participation during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” In .
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Waeterloos, Cato, Michel Walrave, and Koen Ponnet. 2021. “#Mitigatecorona: News Repertoires and Civic Participation during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” In .
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Waeterloos C, Walrave M, Ponnet K. #Mitigatecorona: news repertoires and civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021.
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C. Waeterloos, M. Walrave, and K. Ponnet, “#Mitigatecorona: news repertoires and civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic,” presented at the ECREA Political Communication Section Interim Conference, Bucharest, 2021.
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  abstract     = {{The present study aims to shed light on the different types of civic participation that emerged after the COVID-19 outbreak. Specifically, we assess how different news use patterns (or news repertoires) are associated with various forms of civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online survey was distributed among Flemish adults, using a stratified sampling procedure. In total, 1.500 adults (50.4% male; M age = 41.58, SD = 13.94) participated in the period April 17 to 19, 2020. Results from a cluster analysis revealed four distinct news use clusters, each differing in terms of intensity of news use, as well as diversity in news sources: news avoiders, news conservatives, news mixers and news absorbers. Furthermore, a series of ANOVAs revealed significant between-group differences concerning civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, news absorbers were more likely to engage in civic participation than any of the other groups.}},
  author       = {{Waeterloos, Cato and Walrave, Michel and Ponnet, Koen}},
  keywords     = {{Civic participation,News repertoires,COVID-19,Collective action,Cluster analysis}},
  language     = {{und}},
  location     = {{Bucharest}},
  title        = {{#Mitigatecorona: news repertoires and civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic}},
  year         = {{2021}},
}