Innovation in Content Analysis

Freezing the flow of liquid news

Authored by: Rodrigo Zamith

The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138283053
eBook ISBN: 9781315270449
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315270449-8

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Abstract

As scholars of journalism take greater interest in analyzing online news content, they find themselves facing novel methodological challenges (Karlsson and Sjøvaag, 2016). One key challenge involves dealing with the increasingly “liquid” nature of that content and its ability to rapidly mutate and sometimes disappear (Karlsson, 2012a; Sjøvaag and Stavelin, 2012). Indeed, such developments have already begun to complicate the notion that such content “can be considered as a finished, static object of study” (Deuze, 2008: 861)—a key consideration for content analyses.

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