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Less of the Same: Online Local News

Matthew Hindman

in The Internet Trap

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691159263
eISBN:
9780691184074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159263.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines online local news within the top one hundred U.S. television markets using comScore panel data that track a quarter of a million Internet users across more than a million World ... More


Introduction

Joshua A. Braun

in This Program Is Brought To You By...: Distributing Television News Online

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300197501
eISBN:
9780300216240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197501.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores how infrastructures and strategies for distributing online television news are developed and maintained. Focusing on MSNBC, a hybrid company built to link television and the ... More


Click and Spin: Time, Feedback, and Expertise at an Online News Portal

Dominic Boyer

in The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451881
eISBN:
9780801467356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451881.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores, T-Online, an online news portal that does little of its own reporting but specializes in recrafting and recirculating news agency content. It investigates new modes of user ... More


Mapping Sociotechnical Systems That Deliver Media

Joshua A. Braun

in This Program Is Brought To You By...: Distributing Television News Online

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300197501
eISBN:
9780300216240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197501.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines media distribution within the context of sociotechnical systems. It begins with a discussion of the concept of recalcitrance and its relation to heterogeneous engineering before ... More


The Consumption of Online News at Work

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on the consumption of online news at work. This consumption is a normal aspect of the daily routines of many workers. It contributes to a displacement of the news consumption ... More


The Homogenization of News Products

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses homogenization of news products. It reveals the consequences of imitation in journalistic work for the resulting news products. All cases of content overlap in the print ... More


The Political Economy of Personalization

Matthew Hindman

in The Internet Trap

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691159263
eISBN:
9780691184074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter offers both a more detailed examination of the principles behind the recommendation systems and examines the comparative impact of these technologies across media organizations. ... More


Monitoring and Imitation in News Production

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines issues of monitoring and imitation in the online and print newsrooms of Clarín and La Nacion. The analysis reveals a greater intensity and pervasiveness in the monitoring ... More


News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391961
eISBN:
9780190252397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391961.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

Online news sites play an ever-pervasive role in the daily gathering and flow of political information. Media has always played an intermediary role in the way that citizens receive and process news, ... More


Popularizing News 2.0

Anthony M. Nadler

in Making the News Popular: Mobilizing U.S. News Audiences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040146
eISBN:
9780252098345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040146.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines attempts to popularize and democratize news online through collaborative filtering. Collaborative filtering offers a means to replace the role of professional editors in setting ... More


Offline and Online News Content

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg

in News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391961
eISBN:
9780190252397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391961.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on how online news is generated and presented. It compares the content of online news with that created for the offline media (for example, newspapers, radio and television), and ... More


Conclusion: Online News and Public Affairs

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg

in News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391961
eISBN:
9780190252397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391961.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter examines the seeming contradictions of online news and how the online news environment will evolve. It first considers how the news business operates online and how the news is ... More


Conclusion

Joshua A. Braun

in This Program Is Brought To You By...: Distributing Television News Online

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300197501
eISBN:
9780300216240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197501.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book has explored trends in the distribution of online television news and the underlying sociotechnical systems by looking at the case of MSNBC. It has described concepts and offered insights ... More


The Divergent Logics of Hard- and Soft-News Production

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the production of hard and soft news with focus on Clarín.com, an online news portal. The account of Clarín.com shows that there are major differences between the two units ... More


Epilogue

Joshua A. Braun

in This Program Is Brought To You By...: Distributing Television News Online

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300197501
eISBN:
9780300216240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197501.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This epilogue provides an update on MSNBC and NBC News's footprint in the distribution of online television news since their acquisition by Comcast, with particular emphasis on the restructuring of ... More


Studying Imitation in the South

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter elaborates on the theoretical, methodological, and contextual issues of imitation in social life. It discusses imitation in work, organizational, and economic activities, with a focus on ... More


Selecting News Online

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg

in News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391961
eISBN:
9780190252397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391961.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter discusses the concept of audience selectivity, with particular reference to the extent with which news audiences focus their Internet time on the news. It first explains selectivity as a ... More


Fragmentation and Polarization of the Audience

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg

in News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391961
eISBN:
9780190252397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391961.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter looks at how consumption of news online gives rise to audience fragmentation and polarization. It considers the conditions under which audience fragmentation and polarization may occur ... More


The News Gap: When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge

Pablo J. Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019835
eISBN:
9780262318181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019835.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The sites of major media organizations—CNN, USA Today, the Guardian, and others—provide the public with much of the online news they consume. But although a large proportion of the top stories these ... More


“Circulators of Intelligence Merely”: The Devaluation of News

Mitchell Stephens

in Beyond News: The Future of Journalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159388
eISBN:
9780231536295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159388.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the steady decline of newspapers in the United States throughout the postwar decades. The days when professional journalists held a monopoly on news lasted a little more than a ... More


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