In a world with a wide range of possibilities to consume news for free, paying for news can be considered an act of civic engagement, claim Joëlle Swart, Chris Peters and Marcel Broersma. They analyze the value of different platforms, genres, and practices in everyday life by mapping patterns of cross-media news use.
Findings indicate that users do not always use what they prefer, nor do they prefer what they use. Moreover, the boundaries they draw between news and other information are clearly shifting.
The study is published online by Journalism Studies. It can be found here.
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