Young people and television fiction. Reception analysis

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    Abstract

    © 2015 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin Boston 2015. This article presents the findings of an audience research conducted with 86 young Spanish people aged 15 to 29 years. The investigation examines the modes of reception of television fiction, and the impact of the shows on the viewers. Friends' influence on the choice of program, and the tendency to use social networks to comment on the shows and to talk about themselves, underline the crucial role played by TV fiction and new technologies in socialization processes. While most participants criticized the propensity of television fiction to build extreme stereotypes, they also showed a clear predilection for Spanish programs, and admitted that their characters often offer inspiration to face everyday problems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)237-255
    JournalCommunications
    Volume40
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

    Keywords

    • fiction
    • gender
    • reception
    • television
    • young people

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