New rituals for public connection: Audiences' everyday experiences of digital journalism, civic engagement, and social life

Joëlle Swart, Chris Peters, Marcel Broersma

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This contribution explores how digitalization facilitates new patterns of using news to connect to larger social, cultural, civic, and political frameworks. Employing in-depth interviews and Q methodology with Dutch news users of mixed age, gender, and educational level in three regions, it finds that news still provides a major frame of reference to public issues in users’ everyday communications. Rather than a complete “de-ritualization” of news practices, wherein no common trajectories for connecting to public life can be discerned anymore, we argue that digitalization facilitates a “re-ritualization” of public connection in which traditional and new media logics interact. While the news still facilitates community, self-presentation, and security, the forms of public engagement people employ to satisfy these needs are increasingly centered on individuals, inextricably embedded in other activities, and more diverse in terms of content. Finally, we find that while news still remains central to people’s public connection, journalism not necessarily is.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelManaging Democracy in the Digital Age : Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement
Antal sider19
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato13 sep. 2017
Sider181-199
Kapitel10
ISBN (Trykt)9783319617077
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783319617084
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 13 sep. 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Swart, J., Peters, C., & Broersma, M. (2017). New rituals for public connection: Audiences' everyday experiences of digital journalism, civic engagement, and social life. I Managing Democracy in the Digital Age: Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement (s. 181-199). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61708-4_10
Swart, Joëlle ; Peters, Chris ; Broersma, Marcel. / New rituals for public connection : Audiences' everyday experiences of digital journalism, civic engagement, and social life. Managing Democracy in the Digital Age: Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement. Springer, 2017. s. 181-199
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Managing Democracy in the Digital Age: Internet Regulation, Social Media Use, and Online Civic Engagement. Springer, 2017. s. 181-199.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

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