This study examines the relationship between university students' news media use and the perception of politics and their attitude towards political involvement. Data was gathered from an online survey from 300 students enrolled in various universities in Lahore. The survey of the university students revealed that students tend to receive their political news and information passively from Facebook and Television. They are not likely to actively engage in seeking out political information by reading newspapers, magazines or websites. Facebook seems to be the most favored source of information among students. All the students irrespective of their background and academic disciplines tend to consume media more or less in the same way. It is concluded that the involvement of young students in politics is tied to their perception which is cultivated by the media.
1-Irem Sultana: Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Ifra Iftikhar: Associate Professor, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Farrukh Shahbaz Warraich: Superior University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Media Use, Online Media Attention, Traditional Media Attention, Democratic Attitudes, Political Engagement, Political Perception, University Students