Agenda-Setting Revisited

Social Media and Sourcing in Mainstream Journalism

Authored by: Eli Skogerbø , Axel Bruns , Andrew Quodling , Thomas Ingebretsen

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138860766
eBook ISBN: 9781315716299
Adobe ISBN: 9781317506560


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Who sets the media agenda? is a particularly vital question in agenda-setting studies, argues Maxwell McCombs (2014). He points to three key elements: major and powerful sources, other news organisations, and journalistic norms. We address the question of how social media, in this case Twitter, contribute to media agenda-building and agenda-setting by looking at how tweets are sourced in election campaign coverage in three different countries: Australia, Norway, and Sweden.

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