Harnessing the potential of online neews: Suggestions from a study on the relationship between online news advantages and its post-adoption consequences

Nguyen, An (2010) Harnessing the potential of online neews: Suggestions from a study on the relationship between online news advantages and its post-adoption consequences. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 11 2: 223-241. doi:10.1177/1464884909355910


Author Nguyen, An
Title Harnessing the potential of online neews: Suggestions from a study on the relationship between online news advantages and its post-adoption consequences
Journal name Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-8849
Publication date 2010-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1464884909355910
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 223
End page 241
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 400101 Journalism
Abstract Using data from a national survey, this article explores the relationship between nine common socio-technical advantages of online news and how it is used and alters existing news use habits. The article finds that apart from the ability to 'have my say to the news media', all the other attributes - no cost, multitasking, more news choices, in-depth and background information, 24/7 updates, customization, ability to discuss news with peers, and the existence of different viewpoints - have a more or less marked effect on the way people adopt, use and integrate online news into daily life. Most remarkably, online news users seem to expect immediacy at the same time as depth and diversity of news and views. Ironically, however, each of these attributes contributes, at various levels, to the displacement effect of online news on each of the four traditional news media. The many implications of these findings for journalism are placed in the context of recent developments in the online news industry. © The Author(s) 2010.
Keyword Displacement effect
Impact of online news
Online journalism development
Online journalism practices
Online news advantages
Online news attributes
Online news audience
Online news use
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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