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Dear All,
The following book may be of interest to some on this list.
(Yes, I've got a chapter in it.)
Best wishes,

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From: Jelle Mast <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 at 12:54
Subject: NEW BOOK: "News Values from an Audience Perspective"
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Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new edited collection
on news values, entitled "News Values from an Audience Perspective"
(Palgrave Macmillan). More details below. Apologies for cross-posting.


All the best,
Jelle Mast & Martina Temmerman

"News Values from an Audience Perspective"

Edited by Martina Temmerman & Jelle Mast (Vrije Universiteit Brussel,

This book focuses on journalistic news values from an audience perspective.
The audience influences what is deemed newsworthy by journalists, not only
because journalists tell their stories with a specific audience in mind,
but increasingly because the interaction of the audience with the news can
be measured extensively in digital journalism and because members of the
audience have a say in which stories will be told.

In nine chapters, a 360-degree view of journalism’s complex relationship
with the audience is given.

The first section considers how thinking about news values has evolved over
the last fifty years and puts news values in a broader perspective by
looking at news consumers’ preferences in different countries worldwide.
The second section analyses audience response, explaining how audience
appreciation and ‘clicking’ behaviour informs headline choices and is
measured by algorithms. Section three explores how audiences contribute to
the creation of news content and discusses mainstream media’s practice of
recycling audience contributions on their own social media channels.


In the age of active and participatory audiences and increasing use of
audience analytics, this welcome new addition to news values research puts
the spotlight squarely on the audience. A unique feature is the diversity
of approaches that are included, such as interviews, language analysis,
personal and theoretical reflection, global survey data, ethnographic
research, and quantitative content analysis. A book for anyone interested
in the interplay between audiences and the ever-fascinating question of
what counts as ‘news’!

Monika Bednarek, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Sydney,

This is an important and timely book about news and news selection in what
is a rapidly changing and blurred media landscape, bringing together new
concepts and recent research to examine the influences on news and
newsworthiness, while also rekindling a conversation about what news
journalism should be.

Deirdre O'Neill, Member of the Executive Committee of the Association for
Journalism Education, UK

The classic paradigm of news values is revisited from a new angle.
Anticipating the audience turn in journalism studies, this book offers
important new insights to understand the profound changes in how news is

Marcel Broersma, Professor of Media and Journalism Studies, University of
Groningen, Netherlands

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*Dr Tony Harcup,*
*Emeritus Fellow, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield

*Publications include:*

Journalism: Principles and Practice
<http://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journalism/book241259> (4th ed
forthcoming; 3rd ed 2015)

What's the Point of News? A study in ethical journalism
<https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030399467#aboutBook> (2020)

Oxford Dictionary of Journalism

Alternative Journalism, Alternative Voices

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