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The Dynamics of Audience Fragmentation: Public Attention in an Age of Digital Media
This work offers a theoretical framework for understanding fragmentation and advocates for more audience-centric studies, operationalized by applying network analysis metrics to Nielsen data on television and Internet use.
Media consumption across platforms: Identifying user-defined repertoires
Factor analysis is used to identify user-defined repertoires from data obtained by following 495 users throughout an entire day, indicating the presence of four repertoires that are powerfully tied to the rhythms of people’s daily lives.
News-seekers and Avoiders: Exploring Patterns of Total News Consumption Across Media and the Relationship to Civic Participation
This study examines patterns of news consumption across multiple media platforms and relates them to civic participation. Analyzing a national sample of close to 25,000 respondents, nearly half the
User engagement with online news: Conceptualizing interactivity and exploring the relationship between online news videos and user comments
A theoretical framework for conceptualizing user engagement on a continuum from exposure to interactivity is proposed and a distinction between user–content and user–user modes of interaction is made.
Partisan Enclaves or Shared Media Experiences? A Network Approach to Understanding Citizens’ Political News Environments
The abundance of political media outlets raises concerns that citizens isolate themselves to likeminded news, leaving the public with infrequent shared media experiences and little exposure to
A Network Analytic Approach to Understanding Cross-Platform Audience Behavior
This article explains and implements a network analytic approach to the study of cross-platform audience behavior. It begins by conceptualizing large-scale patterns of media use in network terms,
News media are an institution where ritualized journalistic practices govern the production of news content. This study analyzes those practices in a new realm, online video, to assess whether this
Civil Interactivity: How News Organizations' Commenting Policies Explain Civility and Hostility in User Comments
The digital transformation of journalism enables new modes of interactivity with the news. While user comments are nearly ubiquitous across news Web sites, there is little understanding about how to
Commenting on the News
Journalists and digital news audiences value virtual conversations about the news, but only if they embody civil discussion. Drawing on a content analysis of 1379 stories and 333,605 user comments
Cultural Proximity and Audience Behavior: The Role of Language in Patterns of Polarization and Multicultural Fluency
Cultural proximity is a multidimensional concept, most often used to explain media preferences across national boundaries. The present study extends the construct, revealing its power to explain