Publikation

The Communication Deficit of the EU from a Citizens’ Perspective. Young People’s Difficulties in Making Sense of Media Coverage on the EU

Outline:

C. Ortner - The Communication Deficit of the EU from a Citizens’ Perspective. Young People’s Difficulties in Making Sense of Media Coverage on the EU in Why Europe? Narratives and Counter-narratives of European Integration (Editors: A. Bârgăoanu, R. Buturoiu, L. Radu ) - Peter Lang Verlag, 2017, pp. 61-81

Abstract:

By doing in-depth analyses of selected cases this chapter identifies five problems of young adults hindering EU communication, namely inattention, incomprehension, disorientation, manipulability and mistrust. They result from a lack of willingness to deal with the EU, a lack of political knowledge, a lack of media literacy and a lack of trust.