Journalism To Go

The changing spaces of news consumption

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Abstract

This paper contends that to understand how audiences engage with journalism in the contemporary age, we must conceive of news consumption not just as something we do, but as something we do in a particular place. It considers the experience(s) of consuming journalism, and reflects upon the influence ‘‘space’’ has in this equation. I ask how news consumption is integrated into, and shapes, the social spaces of everyday life, and how this may be transforming. The title, ‘‘Journalism to Go’’, thus has a tripartite meaning relating to changing notions of space, speed, and convenience in journalism. Specifically: journalism is now produced to facilitate increasingly mobile places of consumption (Space); journalism is now produced to adjust for the faster pace of the information age (Speed); and journalism is now produced to interact with and provide multiple channels of access for audiences (Convenience). This paper demonstrates the analytic importance of the first of these by considering data generated through Barnhurst’s ‘‘Life History & The Media’’ project, which details young adults’ stories of media use. This analysis uncovers that moments of media consumption do not simply take
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future of Journalism : Developments and Debates
Editorsbob Franklin
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-82754-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Peters, C. (2013). Journalism To Go: The changing spaces of news consumption. In B. Franklin (Ed.), The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates London: Routledge.
Peters, Chris. / Journalism To Go : The changing spaces of news consumption. The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates. editor / bob Franklin. London : Routledge, 2013.
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Peters, C 2013, Journalism To Go: The changing spaces of news consumption. in B Franklin (ed.), The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates. Routledge, London.

Journalism To Go : The changing spaces of news consumption. / Peters, Chris.

The Future of Journalism: Developments and Debates. ed. / bob Franklin. London : Routledge, 2013.

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