A general pattern in the construction of economic newsworthiness? Analyzing news factors in popular, quality, regional, and financial newspapers

@article{Boukes2020AGP,
  title={A general pattern in the construction of economic newsworthiness? Analyzing news factors in popular, quality, regional, and financial newspapers},
  author={Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart},
  journal={Journalism},
  year={2020},
  volume={21},
  pages={279 - 300}
}
Journalists use news factors to construct newsworthy stories. This study investigates whether different types of news outlets emphasize different news factors. Using a large-scale manual content analysis (n = 6489), we examine the presence of seven news factors in economic news across four different outlets types (i.e. popular, quality, regional, and financial newspapers). Results suggest that popular and regional newspapers particularly rely on the news factors of personification, negativity… 

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