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Selective Avoidance with Jen Gerson

Selective Avoidance with Jen Gerson

Update: 2021-10-20
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This week Elizabeth chats with Jen Gerson, a freelance journalist and co-founder of The Line, about selective avoidance. Whether it be blocking someone on Twitter, unfriending someone on Facebook, or just carefully choosing from which sources we get our news, selective avoidance is an everyday occurrence. They discuss topics like the role of emotion in selective avoidance, fragmented media environments, political polarization, and hyper engagement.

Additional Resources:

Elizabeth uses this article by Parmalee and colleagues to help define selective avoidance.

Check out this article to learn more about the role of emotions can play in selective avoidance.

Elizabeth mentions this previous episode about the High-Choice Media Environment with Jane Lytvynenko. 

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Selective Avoidance with Jen Gerson

Selective Avoidance with Jen Gerson