Mark Boukes examines if and how soft news and infotainment play a role in shaping public opinion. He investigates the effects on political attitude formation of the three most prominent entertainment-oriented styles of political television coverage: human interest framing that is used to make news coverage more personal; opinionated news that explicitly includes the opinions of the reporting journalists; and political satire, the most prominent entertainment genre that adopted politics.
M. Boukes, Spicing Up Politics: How Soft News and Infotainment Form Political Attitudes.
Prof. C.H. de Vreese
Dr H.G. Boomgaarden
Dr M. Moorman
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