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The News Gap: When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge

Pablo J. Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein

Abstract

The sites of major media organizations—CNN, USA Today, the Guardian, and others—provide the public with much of the online news they consume. But although a large proportion of the top stories these sites disseminate cover politics, international relations, and economics, users of these sites show a preference (as evidenced by the most viewed stories) for news about sports, crime, entertainment, and weather. In this book, Pablo Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein examine this gap and consider the implications for the media industry and democratic life in the digital age. Drawing on analyses of ... More

Keywords: News, Journalists, Online news, Audiences, Interactivity, Elections, Media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019835
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019835.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo J. Boczkowski, author

Eugenia Mitchelstein, author