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Commenting, sharing and tweeting news: Measuring online news participation
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9539-9648
Lunds Universitet.
2016 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 37, no 2, 67-81 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social plugins for sharing news through Facebook and Twitter have become increasingly salient features on news sites. Together with the user comment feature, social plugins are the most common way for users to contribute. The wide use of multiple features has opened new areas to comprehensively study users’ participatory practices. However, how do these opportunities to participate vary between the participatory spaces that news sites affiliated with local, national broadsheet and tabloid news constitute? How are these opportunities appropriated by users in terms of participatory practices such as commenting and sharing news through Facebook and Twitter? In addition, what differences are there between news sites in these respects? To answer these questions, a quantitative content analysis has been conducted on 3,444 articles from nine Swedish online newspapers. Local newspapers are more likely to allow users to comment on articles than are national newspapers. Tweeting news is appropriated only on news sites affiliated with evening tabloids and national morning newspapers. Sharing news through Facebook is 20 times more common than tweeting news or commenting. The majority of news items do not attract any user interaction.

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Nordicom, 2016. Vol. 37, no 2, 67-81 p.
Keyword [en]
user-generated content, news, comments, social media, participatory journalism
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31702DOI: 10.1515/nor-2016-0018ISI: 000393115900005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84995600669OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31702DiVA: diva2:967493
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2017-03-02Bibliographically approved

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