Attitudes of Media and Political Sciences Students Towards the Way Palestinian Television Addresses the political Division: A Field Study

Ayat Abu Al Own 1 *, Mohammad Al Qudah

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Abstract

This study aims at recognizing the attitudes of media and political sciences students towards the way Palestinian Television addresses political division within the framework of several theories, namely: the functional perspective of mass media and the theory of dependence on mass media. To achieve the study objectives, the researchers employed the approach of “surveying the audience of mass media” based on a sample of (400) students chosen by the stratified random sampling from Al-Najah National University in the West Bank and the Islamic University in Gaza. The study has come up with the following results: (62.7%) of the sample watch Palestine T.V, whereas (37.3%) do not. The item related to the evening period of watching T.V gets the highest average value which stands at (1.52). The results also showed that the media most trusted by students in pursuing the Palestinian division is the Palestinian radio stations, the Palestinian press, and then the Palestinian TV.

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Attitudes of Media political Division West Bank Sector Gaza Palestine TV

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Article Type: Research Article

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 21-46

Published Online: 25 Jul 2014

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