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Sharing News Online

Commendary Cultures and Social Media News Ecologies

Authors: Martin, Fiona, Dwyer, Timothy

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  • Examines the political economics and cultural politics of social media news sharing
  • Argues commendary culture on social media platforms is reshaping the way news journalism is reported, distributed and discovered worldwide 
  • Reveals the type of news people most commonly share online, as well as their motivations
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17906-9
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About this book

This book explores the political economics and cultural politics of social media news sharing, investigating how it is changing journalism and the news media internationally. News sharing plays important economic and cultural roles in an attention economy, recommending the stories audiences find valuable, making them more visible, and promoting the digital platforms that are reshaping our media ecologies. But is news sharing a force for democracy, or a sign of journalism’s declining power to set news agendas?

In Sharing News Online, Tim Dwyer and Fiona Martin analyse the growth of commendary culture and the business of social news, critique the rise of news analytics and dissect virality online. They reveal that surprisingly, we share political stories more highly than celebrity news, and they probe how deeply affect drives our sharing behaviour. In mapping the contours of a critical digital media phenomenon, this book makes essential reading for scholars, journalists and media executives.


About the authors

Fiona Martin is Senior Lecturer in Online Media in the Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, Australia.

 Tim Dwyer is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Convergent Media and Privacy (2016).



Reviews

“This fascinating and clearly written book is a timely contribution that enhances our understanding of what kinds of news trigger social media sharing, and what the “commendary culture” that we participate in means not just for the media, but also for society.” (Lawrie Zion, Professor of Journalism, La Trobe University, Australia)

 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17906-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17905-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sharing News Online
Book Subtitle
Commendary Cultures and Social Media News Ecologies
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17906-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17906-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17905-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 324
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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