Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism

ISSN: 2165-7912

Open Access

News You Need to Know: Examining the Prioritization of News Con tent in Print and Online Publications


Jennifer Brannock Cox

This study examines the prioritization of news in print and online from two sources: traditional newspapers and online-only organizations. A content analysis of four newspapers in print and online and four online-only organizations for one constructed week revealed very few differences in the content these organizations chose to prioritize in the news product. A lack of content diversity could indicate news organizations are not attempting to appeal to print and online readers in different ways. The relative paucity of differences may reflect the relative newness of online-only organizations and of the online medium in general, as well as the tendency of journalists to uphold longstanding journalism routines.


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