I “Like” That: Exploring the Characteristics That Promote Social Media Engagement With News Photographs

@article{Thomson2017IT,
  title={I “Like” That: Exploring the Characteristics That Promote Social Media Engagement With News Photographs},
  author={T. J. Thomson and Keith Greenwood},
  journal={Visual Communication Quarterly},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={203 - 218}
}
While business models and technological innovations continue to disrupt journalistic practice, global image culture has never been stronger. Developed society is inundated daily with a torrent of images. Yet some of these are barely seen, while others almost instantly accrue scores of likes, shares, and comments. What, then, are the factors that constitute engaging, social photojournalism? Using Q methodology, which bridges qualitative and quantitative approaches, 30 participants ranked photos… 

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