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Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2015
This year's report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 20,000 online news consumers in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark,…
Are people incidentally exposed to news on social media? A comparative analysis
The incidentally exposed users use significantly more online news sources than non-users, and the effect of incidental exposure is stronger for younger people and those with low interest in news and stronger for users of YouTube and Twitter than for Users of Facebook.
Are News Audiences Increasingly Fragmented? A Cross-National Comparative Analysis of Cross-Platform News Audience Fragmentation and Duplication
The move to high-choice media environments has sparked fears over audience fragmentation. We analyze news audiences across media platforms (print, television, and online) in 6 countries, going beyond…
Mundane internet tools, mobilizing practices, and the coproduction of citizenship in political campaigns
- R. Nielsen
- SociologyNew Media Soc.
- 1 August 2011
It is argued that specific mundane internet tools are much more deeply integrated into mobilizing practices today than emerging tools (like social networking sites) and specialized tools ( like campaign websites), which challenges the prevalent idea that sophisticated ‘hypermedia’ turn people into ‘managed citizens’.
"News you don't believe": Audience perspectives on fake news
In this RISJ Factsheet by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Lucas Graves, we analyse data from 8 focus groups and a survey of online news users to understand audience perspectives on fake news. On the basis…
Dealing with digital intermediaries: A case study of the relations between publishers and platforms
It is argued that relationships between publishers and platforms are characterized by a tension between (1) short-term, operational opportunities and (2) long-term strategic worries about becoming too dependent on intermediaries.
Editorial Analytics: How News Media are Developing and Using Audience Data and Metrics
Which organisations are building a competitive advantage over less advanced competitors through a better understanding of their audience, and what lessons others can take from their approaches are looked at.
Who Shares and Comments on News?: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis of Online and Social Media Participation
In this article, we present a cross-national comparative analysis of which online news users in practice engage with the participatory potential for sharing and commenting on news afforded by…
Local Newspapers as Keystone Media: The Increased Importance of Diminished Newspapers for Local Political Information Environments
- R. Nielsen
- Political Science
On the basis of a mixed-method study combining survey data, content analysis, and semi-structured interviews done in a strategically chosen case community in Denmark, this paper shows that the local…