A tension

Posted by Celia on July 29, 2003


Could anyone help me with the sentence in brackets? I don't quite understand.

There are informational uses of televisual news for the viewers, particularly in their roles as consumer, employee, and, above all, as citizen and voter. Here Jensen discerns (a tension in the interview material from his respondents between 'the active and public uses that are associated with the news genre in a political perspective and .. its more limited practical relevance for audiences in terms of "keeping up" with issues for the purpose of conversation or voting in political elections.')

Thanks a lot.