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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


Party Competition and News Coverage of European Parliament Elections

Chris Hanretty and Susan Banducci

in (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While the attention paid by the news media to European Parliamentary elections has increased, the chapter asks whether the nature of news coverage has changed. In particular, as coverage has ... More


How Storytelling Matters

Pablo Javier Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019835
eISBN:
9780262318181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019835.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 4 examines the storytelling preferences of journalists and consumers. The traditional straight-news format is the leading option for both groups across the 20 sites, during periods of routine ... More


News Specialization and Segmentation

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/9780195391961.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on breadth of news content and its relationship with audience segments. More specifically, it examines how the content of news on the Internet is tailored to specific audience ... More


Oprah and the New News

Kathleen Dixon and Kacie Jossart

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses The Oprah Winfrey Show’s hybridization of the news and talk show conventions. Using the show’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath as a case study, the chapter shows how ... More


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