From Newsworthiness to Shareworthiness

@article{Trilling2017FromNT,
  title={From Newsworthiness to Shareworthiness},
  author={D. Trilling and Petro Tolochko and Bjorn Burscher},
  journal={Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly},
  year={2017},
  volume={94},
  pages={38 - 60}
}
People increasingly visit online news sites not directly, but by following links on social network sites. Drawing on news value theory and integrating theories about online identities and self-representation, we develop a concept of shareworthiness, with which we seek to understand how the number of shares an article receives on such sites can be predicted. Findings suggest that traditional criteria of newsworthiness indeed play a role in predicting the number of shares, and that further… Expand
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