THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POLITICS AND MEDIA ACCORDING TO VOTERS

Abstract

Author(s): Fadime D?LBER

The relationship between politics and the media is one of the debated topic. There is a mutual relationship between politics and the media. In this relationship, it is an undeniable fact that politics and politicians need the power of the media to influence the support of their target groups and the society that includes these target groups in realizing the desires of politics and politicians to be in power. Today, the relationship between politics and media has gained a different dimension with the development in technology. Another leg of the relationship between politics and media is voters. It will examined within the framework of how voters perceive this relationship and how much they attribute importance to it. The information and findings obtained as a result of the field research conducted in the city center of Karaman are evaluated. The first findings and results obtained from the study which uses the questionnaire technique, which is one of the descriptive research method and quantitative research methods, is that the participants are related to politics. It is seen that voters over the age of 61 are more interested in politics. Women voters are of the opinion that the media reduces the face-to-face communication with politicians in the relationship between politics - media. Voters of the 46-60 age group are of the opinion that the media can direct politics. Low-educated voters are of the opinion that the media increases the influence of politics, and university-educated voters are of the opinion that the media is effective in their political knowledge.

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