This study investigated the role of the news media in the lives of Jewish and Arab children in Israel. A survey of 1657 children (ages 8-18), including analysis of open-ended questions, reveals that Jewish and Arab children in Israel live in two different worlds of news. They are exposed to different sources, stories, and interpretations; they take different messages from the news; and they hold to some degree different attitudes toward their roles in their lives. The news also seem to be more heavily integrated in the lives of the Jewish majority young people than it is in the lives of the Arab ones who treat it as more important to adults. If anything, it seems that the consumption of news serves mostly to contribute to separatism and further alienation of the minority Arab young people group from Israeli society.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||International Communication Gazette|
|State||Published - Mar 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science