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What's News

Marion R. Just

in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199545636
Published online September 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545636.003.0007

Series: Oxford Handbooks of American Politics

 What's News

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This chapter looks at the emerging collaboration between the audience and established media institutions in order to produce news from inaccessible or war-torn locations, and shows that citizens are not only contributing to the news content and comments, but are also taking on the roles of editorial and distribution. It outlines the transformation of news values over time, studying the impact of new media on the press's democratic function, and stresses that the future research in media and public opinion would need news credibility. The chapter also considers the Internet as a way to change the status of the news industry.

Keywords: audience-generated news; news content; editorial; distribution; news values; new media; democratic function; news credibility; Internet; news industry

Article.  7233 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics ; Political Behaviour

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