The divergent online news preferences of journalists and readers were studied to find a difference between supply and demand of online news. The degree of similarity was calculated in the events covered in the stories at the three leading online news sites in Argentina considered the most important ones in any given news cycle. The results showed that the most popular stories among the readers of these sites were quite dissimilar. 36% of the hard news in the top 10 most viewed stories on one site were also among the top 10 most viewed stories in at least one of the other two sites. In all cases journalists selected more news about politics, economics, business, and international matters than readers. The results suggest that independent from the influence of each other, the choices of journalists and consumers would follow strikingly divergent trajectories.
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- Computer Science(all)