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News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg


Online news sites play an ever-pervasive role in the daily gathering and flow of political information. Media has always played an intermediary role in the way that citizens receive and process news, but, with the speed of information transmission, the segmentation of news sources, and the rise of citizen journalism, issues of authority, audience, and even the definition of “news” have shifted and become blurred. This book synthesizes research on developing and current patterns of online news provision with the literature on traditional, offline media to create a conceptual map for understandi ... More

Keywords: online news, media, citizen journalism, Internet, citizen engagement, public affairs, political information, audience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195391961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Tewksbury, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jason Rittenberg, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign