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“The media covers up a lot of things”: watchdog ideals meet folk theories of journalism

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The idealized view of the press as an institution that operates independently from private and political interests and tries to hold power to account is central to many journalists’ self-conception and extensive academic scholarship on news. Yet surveys find significant numbers of citizens reject such views about the role of news in society. This article draws on in-depth interviews with a strategic sample of 83 news avoiders in Spain and the UK to investigate “folk theories” about the relati...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/1461670x.2020.1808516

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ORCID:
0000-0002-5373-234X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journalism Studies More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
14
Pages:
1973-1989
Publication date:
2020-08-20
Acceptance date:
2020-06-30
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EISSN:
1469-9699
ISSN:
1461-670X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1128921
Local pid:
pubs:1128921
Deposit date:
2020-08-27

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