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Internet usersí participation and news framing: the Strauss-Kahn case-related Live Blog at Le Monde.fr

Emmanuel Marty, Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel & Brigitte Sebbah

Abstract This article analyses Internet usersí participation and the ways in which it is framed by journalists, with a particular focus on the Live Blog format. It provides a case study of the online media coverage of Dominique Strauss-Kahnís arrest in New York in May 2011, by the highly respected media Le Monde.fr. A lexicometric (statistical) and discourse (qualitative) analysis of two sets of corpora (Corpus 1 being composed of all the comments submitted by Internet users throughout the live blogging process and Corpus 2 of the few which were finally published on the Live Blog) will highlight the nature and the various forms of audience participation as well as the ways in which they are framed by journalists. The article aims to investigate the representativeness of the published messages and the participative audience profile which journalists foreground within this media space of multiple voices.
   
Keywords Digital journalism, journalistic norms, lexicometric analysis, live blogging, media framing, participatory journalism, public
   
Citation Marty, E., Pignard-Cheynel, N., & Sebbah, B. (2017). Internet usersí participation and news framing: the Strauss-Kahn case-related Live Blog at Le Monde.fr. New Media and Society, 19(12), 1964-1982.
   
Type Journal article (English)
Date of appearance 16-11-2017
Journal New Media and Society
Volume 19
Issue 12
Pages 1964-1982
URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1461444816650641