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New frontiers in two-screen politics

Anstead, Nick ORCID: 0000-0002-1090-5271 and O'Loughlin, Ben (2023) New frontiers in two-screen politics. In: Coleman, Stephen and Sorensen, Lone, (eds.) Handbook of Digital Politics. Elgar, 155 - 167. ISBN 9781800377578

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Identification Number: 10.4337/9781800377585.00019


In this chapter, we revisit the last decade of literature on two-screening and ask: to what extent do the hopes and questions raised by the original wave of research on the topic remain relevant? We find that contemporary literature has a much greater appreciation of the complexity of online networks, which can both provide useful research data on popular reactions to broadcast events, but these networks are also subject to the unequal levels of influence wielded by individual and institutional actors. Going forward, we highlight three specific challenges for researchers studying two-screening practices: the new ways in which viewers consume televisual content, which is increasingly asynchronous and may even occur on the same social platforms that are used for publishing user-generated responses; the diversification of online platforms and the methodological challenges this poses; and understanding two-screening practices in the context of the growing support enjoyed by populist political leaders, many of whom have proved adept at conjoining their use of social and broadcast media in their political communications.

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Additional Information: © 2023 The Editors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2024 12:39
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 12:39

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