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The Resource Making the news popular : mobilizing U.S. news audiences, Anthony M. Nadler, (electronic resource)

Making the news popular : mobilizing U.S. news audiences, Anthony M. Nadler, (electronic resource)

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Making the news popular : mobilizing U.S. news audiences
Title
Making the news popular
Title remainder
mobilizing U.S. news audiences
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Anthony M. Nadler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Making the News Popular critically examines the shift from a high modern era to a post-professional era in U.S. news culture. For high modern journalism of the mid-20th century, professional judgment served as the basis for defining the news agenda. Yet even before the rise of digital journalism, U.S. news organizations began embracing a very different editorial philosophy - one positioning consumer demand as the most legitimate basis for defining news. For its advocates, demand-driven news represents a democratization of the media, allowing ordinary citizens rather than a professional elite to determine the priorities and boundaries of news. Nadler shows the continuity in this line of thinking from the influx of market research into newspapers in the late 1970s through contemporary experiments in collaborative filtering and social news sites such as Reddit and Digg. Yet, idealized visions of demand-driven news have faced similar problems with each iteration. While exploring the historical pull of this editorial philosophy, Nadler also shows how it fails to recognize the role news organizations play in mobilizing popular interest in news and public life. News organizations attempting to simply "give people what they want" also end up devoting resources to mobilizing particular kinds of public interest in and demand for news. He argues this underappreciated civic role of news organizations requires greater attention in today's discussions of the future of news if journalism's digital crisis is to lead to a more robust and democratic news media"--
  • "Making the News Popular critically examines the shift from a high modern era to a post-professional era in U.S. news culture. For high modern journalism of the mid-20th century, professional judgment served as the basis for defining the news agenda. Yet even before the rise of digital journalism, U.S. news organizations began embracing a very different editorial philosophy - one positioning consumer demand as the most legitimate basis for defining news. For its advocates, demand-driven news represents a democratization of the media, allowing ordinary citizens rather than a professional elite to determine the priorities and boundaries of news. Nadler shows the continuity in this line of thinking from the influx of market research into newspapers in the late 1970s through contemporary experiments in collaborative filtering and social news sites such as Reddit and Digg. Yet, idealized visions of demand-driven news have faced similar problems with each iteration. While exploring the historical pull of this editorial philosophy, Nadler also shows how it fails to recognize the role news organizations play in mobilizing popular interest in news and public life. News organizations attempting to simply "give people what they want" also end up devoting resources to mobilizing particular kinds of public interest in and demand for news. He argues this underappreciated civic role of news organizations requires greater attention in today's discussions of the future of news if journalism's digital crisis is to lead to a more robust and democratic news media"--
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1978-
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Nadler, Anthony M.
Dewey number
071/.730905
LC call number
PN4867.2
LC item number
.N33 2016
Series statement
History of communication
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  • Journalism
  • News audiences
  • American newspapers
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
Making the news popular : mobilizing U.S. news audiences, Anthony M. Nadler, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-208) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001681416
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
x, 216 pages
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780252040146
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015047525
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001681416
Label
Making the news popular : mobilizing U.S. news audiences, Anthony M. Nadler, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-208) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001681416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 216 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780252040146
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015047525
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001681416

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