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Freezing the Flow of Online News: Exploring Approaches to the Study of the Liquidity of Online News
Karlstads universitet.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5964-102X
2010 (English)In: Journalism Studies, ISSN 1461-670X, E-ISSN 1469-9699, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 2-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to previous research, two characteristics of online news as opposed to traditional news are interactivity and immediacy. However, most research in this area has focused on the news site-level of analysis, and there are only a few studies on how interactivity and immediacy affect online news on the news story-level of analysis. The main reason for this appears to be that the very nature of online news makes observation by traditional research methods, such as quantitative content analysis, problematic. Against this background, the overall purpose of this paper is to explore methodological approaches for the study of interactivity and immediacy on the news story-level of online news. The paper develops a three-pronged strategy for freezing the flow of online news to enable systematic content analyses of interactivity and immediacy, and tests this strategy in a comparative analysis of the online news sites Guardian.co.uk in Britain and Aftonbladet.se in Sweden.

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2010. Vol. 11, no 1, p. 2-19
Keywords [en]
comparative research, content analysis, immediacy, interactivity, online news
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-11288DOI: 10.1080/14616700903119784ISI: 000274902000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79951925203Local ID: DEMICOMOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-11288DiVA, id: diva2:296109
Available from: 2010-02-18 Created: 2010-02-18 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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