News media consumption among immigrants in Europe: The relevance of diaspora

Connie Carøe Christiansen

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    Abstract

    In recent years, especially with the advent of Digital Broadcasting Technology, transnational media has become central in the consumption of news by immigrant populations. This has received some attention as a factor associated with lack of integration into their new societies. The present article demonstrates that diaspora as an analytic term is indeed relevant for immigrants, leaving room for questions of multiple belonging with implications for everyday life. According to recent data, people with migrant experience tend to seek news very broadly. Extensive news media consumption, desire for more international news than is currently the national television channels, are also part of the picture. A diaspora perspective transforms the prospect presented by observers and journalists, worried about integration processes, and prompts considerations that immigrants are also emigrants.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEthnicities
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)185/207
    ISSN1468-7968
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • belonging
    • citizenship
    • ethnic minorities
    • integration
    • transnational media

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