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Title:Patterns of news media consumption among young people in Libya
Authors:Elareshi, Mokhtar
Gunter, BarrieISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Media Studies (ISSN 1751-7974)
Geographic term:Libya
Subjects:mass media
information behaviour
Abstract:The purpose of the research reported in this article was to investigate patterns of major local and non-local news suppliers operating across a range of media - broadcast and print - and relationships between Libyan undergraduate students' consumption of different news media platforms. A survey was administered to a sample of 400 students at Al-Fateh University using a stratified random sampling approach with sampling strata set by demographic groups. The new TV news services played an important role in attracting young Libyans with information they desire. The spread of new news media sources (TV, radio and print) in Libya has created a new type of news product that transcends national boundaries. The findings indicate that there are distinct news consumption-related population subgroups defined in part by news platform (TV versus radio versus print) and in part by type of news supplier (local versus international TV news operations). These findings indicate the emergence of new niche markets in news in Libya. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]