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The Resource The news gap : when the information preferences of the media and the public diverge, Pablo Javier Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein

The news gap : when the information preferences of the media and the public diverge, Pablo Javier Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein

Label
The news gap : when the information preferences of the media and the public diverge
Title
The news gap
Title remainder
when the information preferences of the media and the public diverge
Statement of responsibility
Pablo Javier Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 sites disseminate cover politics, international relations, and economics, users of these sites show a preference (as evidenced by the most viewed stories) for news about sports, crime, entertainment, and weather. In this book, Pablo Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein examine this gap and consider the implications for the media industry and democratic life in the digital age. Drawing on analyses of more than 50,000 stories posted on twenty news sites in seven countries in North and South America and Western Europe, Boczkowski and Mitchelstein find that the gap in news preferences exists regardless of ideological orientation or national media culture. They show that it narrows in times of heightened political activity (including presidential elections or government crises) as readers feel compelled to inform themselves about public affairs but remains wide during times of normal political activity. Boczkowski and Mitchelstein also find that the gap is not affected by innovations in Web-native forms of storytelling such as blogs and user-generated content on mainstream news sites. Keeping the account of the news gap up to date, in the book's coda they extend the analysis through the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Drawing upon these findings, the authors explore the news gap's troubling consequences for the matrix that connects communication, technology, and politics in the digital age."--Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boczkowski, Pablo J
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4784.O62
LC item number
B63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitchelstein, Eugenia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online journalism
  • Online journalism
  • Online journalism
  • News audiences
  • Journalismus
  • Online-Medien
  • Publikumsforschung
  • Informationsnachfrage
Label
The news gap : when the information preferences of the media and the public diverge, Pablo Javier Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When supply and demand don't meet -- The divergence in the content choices of journalists and consumers -- The difference politics makes -- How storytelling matters -- Clicking on what's interesting, emailing what's bizarre or useful, and commenting on what's controversial -- The meaning of the news gap for media and democracy
Control code
842307323
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780262019835
Lccn
2013010262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022969194
System control number
(OCoLC)842307323
Label
The news gap : when the information preferences of the media and the public diverge, Pablo Javier Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When supply and demand don't meet -- The divergence in the content choices of journalists and consumers -- The difference politics makes -- How storytelling matters -- Clicking on what's interesting, emailing what's bizarre or useful, and commenting on what's controversial -- The meaning of the news gap for media and democracy
Control code
842307323
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780262019835
Lccn
2013010262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022969194
System control number
(OCoLC)842307323

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