Offline and Online News Content

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg

in News on the Internet

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195391961
Published online January 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780190252397 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

Offline and Online News Content

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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 whether the distinction between offline and online news remains a meaningful one. It also examines the extent with which news appearing on the Internet reflects traditional notions of the importance of issues and events, along with the novel ways that online news content can be disseminated to the audience. The role of citizen journalism such as blogs and news feeds in the news environment is considered. The chapter concludes by discussing how the creation and presentation of news online can affect the way citizens understand events, issues, and public policy.

Keywords: online news; offline media; Internet; audience; public policy; newspapers; television; radio; blogs; citizen journalism

Chapter.  9341 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics ; US Politics

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