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News Across Media

Production, Distribution and Consumption, 1st Edition

Edited by Jakob Linaa Jensen, Mette Mortensen, Jacob Ørmen


188 pages

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News production, distribution and consumption are in rapidly changing due to the rise of new media. This book examines how these processes become more and more interrelated through logics of dissemination, sharing and co-production. These changes have the potential to affect the criteria of newsworthiness as well as existing power structures and relations within the fields of journalism and agenda setting. The book discusses changing logics of production, from citizens’ as well as journalists’ perspectives, examines distribution and sharing as a link between but also an intrinsic part of production and consumption, and addresses the changing logics of consumption. Contributors place such changes in a historical perspective and outline challenges and future research agendas.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Emerging Patterns of News Production and Consumption across Media. Chapter One: ‘Random Acts of Journalism’ Redux: News and Social Media. Chapter Two: Intermedia Agenda Setting: Political Journalists’ Source Hunting on Social Media. Chapter Three: Citizen Participation and Remediation across Media. Chapter Four: Breaking News and Engaging Users: User Images and the Contruction of Presence in Television Coverage of Extreme Weather. Chapter Five: The Evolution of News Consumption: A Structurational Interpretation. Chapter Six: Changing Forms of Cross-Media News Use in Western Europe and Beyond. Chapter Seven: News Consumption Across Media: Tracing the Revolutionary Uptake of Mobil News. Chapter Eight: The Social Sharing of News: Gatekeeping and Opinion Leadership on Twitter. Chapter Nine: Are You Paying Attention?: Keeping Up with News in Daily Life

About the Editors

Jakob Linaa Jensen is Head of Research for Social Media at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. He has been Associate Professor of Media Studies at Aarhus University for nine years. He has published three monographs, three edited volumes, and more than 30 international journal articles. His research interests include political communication, the public sphere, social media, Internet politics, the sociology of the Internet, and the cognitive affordances of new media.

Mette Mortensen is Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Jacob Ørmen is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

About the Series

Routledge Research in Journalism

This series is our home for innovative research in journalism. It includes monographs and edited collections that provide insight into a field that faces the challenges of an ever-evolving news and media environment.


To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
[email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Digital Media / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies