A study of content diversity in online citizen journalism and online newspaper articles

@article{Carpenter2010ASO,
  title={A study of content diversity in online citizen journalism and online newspaper articles},
  author={Serena Carpenter},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={1064 - 1084}
}
  • S. Carpenter
  • Published 9 February 2010
  • Business
  • New Media & Society
The presence of a diversity of information offers citizens access to a range of ideas, expertise and topics. In this study, a measure of content diversity was created to determine whether online citizen journalism and online newspaper publications were serving this function in the USA. Based on the findings from a quantitative content analysis (n = 962), online citizen journalism articles were more likely to feature a greater diversity of topics, information from outside sources and multimedia… 

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