Audience-Centric Engagement, Collaboration Culture and PlatformCounterbalancing: A Longitudinal Study of Ongoing Sensemaking of Emerging Technologies
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OriginalversjonChua, Westlund OW. Audience-Centric Engagement, Collaboration Culture and PlatformCounterbalancing: A Longitudinal Study of Ongoing Sensemaking ofEmerging Technologies. Media and Communication. 2019;7(1):153-165 http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i1.1760
Digital journalism studies have done little in terms of studying longitudinally the interrelationships between emerging technology and convergent news practices. This study addresses that void by using a sensemaking approach to examine how emerging technology as appropriated and enacted in the convergent news activities of news workers, and how they made sense of the emerging technologies over two and a half years. Our study analyzes two news rooms in Singapore:1) a digital-first legacy newspaper, and 2) an independent digital-only news startup. This article employs the Infotendencias Group’s (2012) analytical framework and its four Dimensions of News convergence :i) business, ii) professional, iii) technological, and iv) contents. Additionally, it proposes and employs a Fifth dimension: v) audience-centric engagement. The fifth Dimension is based on the concept of “measurable journalism” (Carlson, 2018), analyzing how its actors influence the relationship between News rooms and their audiences. This study builds on two rounds of in-Depth interviews conducted from end-2015 to mid-2016, and again in 2018. Our findings show that audience-centric-engagement practices are observed in all four dimensions of convergent news activities of each news organization, and leads to three main conclusions: 1) the growing significance of audience-centric engagement, 2) an emergence of a collaboration culture, and 3) the salience of platform counterbalancing.
SerieMedia and Communication;Vol 7, No 1 (2019): Emerging Technologies in Journalism and Media: International Perspectives on Their Nature and Impact
TidsskriftMedia and Communication
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