New Media, News Production and Consumption

Eugenia Mitchelstein*, Pablo J. Boczkowski

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article reviews the scholarship on online news consumption, addresses the limitations of this scholarship, and proposes avenues for future inquiries. It examines the scholarship in five areas: displacement and complementarity between traditional and online news consumption; audience fragmentation and homogenization; online news and political knowledge; Internet information as a resource for participation; and the user as a content producer. The assessment suggests that while audiences have straddled between tradition and transformation in their news consumption practices, most scholarly examinations have been characterized by stability rather than innovation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • Audience fragmentation
  • Audiences
  • Internet publics
  • Media consumption
  • New media scholarship
  • Online journalism
  • Online news
  • Online news consumption
  • Participation
  • Political knowledge
  • User-generated content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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