1st Edition

Changing News Use Unchanged News Experiences?

    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    Changing News Use pulls from empirical research to introduce and describe
    how changing news user patterns and journalism practices have been
    mutually disruptive, exploring what journalists and the news media can
    learn from these changes.

    Based on 15 years of audience research, the authors provide an in-depth
    description of what people do with news and how this has diversified
    over time, from reading, watching, and listening to a broader spectrum
    of user practices including checking, scrolling, tagging, and avoiding.
    By emphasizing people’s own experience of journalism, this book also
    investigates what two prominent audience measurements – clicking and
    spending time – mean from a user perspective. The book outlines ways to
    overcome the dilemma of providing what people apparently want (attentiongrabbing
    news features) and delivering what people apparently need (what
    journalists see as important information), suggesting alternative ways to
    investigate and become sensitive to the practices, preferences, and pleasures
    of audiences and discussing what these research findings might mean for
    everyday journalism practice.

    The book is a valuable and timely resource for academics and researchers
    interested in the fields of journalism studies, sociology, digital media, and

    Chapter 1: Introduction: Changing news use, unchanged news experiences?

    Chapter 2: Scrolling, triangulating, tagging and abstaining: The diversification of news use between 2004-2020

    Chapter 3: What clicking actually means

    Chapter 4: A user perspective on Time Spent: Temporal experiences of everyday news use

    Chapter 5: Material and sensory dimensions of everyday news use

    Chapter 6: How to deal with news user practices, preferences and pleasures? From audience responsiveness to audience sensitivity




    Irene Costera Meijer is Professor of Journalism Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is a world-leading journalism and media scholar, having recently set the agenda for the audience turn in journalism studies. Her
    research has appeared in many journals and books and focuses on what news users value about journalism.

    Tim Groot Kormelink is Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His work centers around capturing and making sense of everyday news use and has appeared in such journals as Journalism, Journalism Studies, Digital Journalism, Media, Culture &Society, and International Journal of Press/Politics.