News Audiences and News Habits

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Abstract

The focus of news-audience research has shifted from investigating news audiences of single platforms—such as newspapers, television, or radio news—to audiences in an inherently cross-media context; and from examining the audience as passive, choosing between content made available for them; to investigating what audiences do with the news more actively, often coined by the term “news engagement.”

News-audience studies can be divided into five approaches: (1) media-effect studies of news consumption; (2) studies of news-media use and motives; (3) cultural audience studies of news practices; (4) news audiences’ comprehension and recall of news; and (5) news engagement in the digital age.

Due to changes in the media landscape, both technological and commercial, traditional analytical models in news-audience research have been challenged. The final discussion addresses how a tendency to focus on either reducing audiences to quantifiable aggregates in big-data research or labeling news audiences as a thing of the past can be observed—in both cases removing news-audience research from actual empirical audiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford research Encyclopedia of communication
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesOxford Research Encyclopedias

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Hartley, J. M. (2018). News Audiences and News Habits. In Oxford research Encyclopedia of communication New York: Oxford University Press. Oxford Research Encyclopedias https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.734
Hartley, Jannie Møller. / News Audiences and News Habits. Oxford research Encyclopedia of communication. New York : Oxford University Press, 2018. (Oxford Research Encyclopedias).
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Hartley JM. News Audiences and News Habits. In Oxford research Encyclopedia of communication. New York: Oxford University Press. 2018. (Oxford Research Encyclopedias). https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.734