Kilgo article links conservative news consumption, rejection of Black Lives Matter
Research by assistant professor Danielle Kilgo identifies a “spiraling feedback loop” between conservative news consumption and the rejection of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Media Effects and Marginalized Ideas: Relationships Among Media Consumption and Support for Black Lives Matter,” by Kilgo and Rachel Mourao of Michigan State University, appears in the International Journal of Communication.
The researchers found that consumption of conservative outlets such as FOX News or Breitbart leads to less support for the core demands of Black Lives Matter. However, rejection of the movement leads to increased consumption of news from conservative outlets.
Meanwhile, the study found that consumption of news from center or liberal media outlets does not lead to increased support for the movement either.