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News framing and online journalism audience: the Strauss-Kahn case-related live blog at LeMonde.fr

Emmanuel Marty, Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel & Brigitte Sebbah

Résumé This study aims to characterize audience participation in live blogging and to understand the way journalists deal with this immediate and proliferating digital participation, in the wake of previous work (Singer et al., 2011; Thurman & Walters, 2012; Steensen, 2014). It takes lemonde.fr’s live blog during the “DSK affair” as a case study since it undeniably marked a turning point, popularizing live blogging among audiences and legitimizing it in newsrooms.
The link between the political event and its live coverage will be tackled, with a focus on the nature and various forms of audience participation as well as the way those contributions are framed (Entman, 1993) by journalists.
Therefore, in order to analyse this 40-hours-length live covering the arrest of the IMF director in New-York on 15 and 16 May 2011, we used mixed methods combining content analysis of media frames and qualitative discourse analysis.
The comparison between two sets of corpora (corpus 1 being composed of all comments submitted by Internet users during the live and corpus 2 of the few that were finally published), will enable to grasp the representativeness of the published messages. It also allows to depict the audience profile that journalists foreground within this digital media space and raises the question of ordinary speech staging through the ideal type and normative conception of participation conveyed by journalists in a digital space.
   
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Citation Marty, E., Pignard-Cheynel, N., & Sebbah, B. (2017). News framing and online journalism audience: the Strauss-Kahn case-related live blog at LeMonde.fr. Presented at Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era, Limassol, Cyprus.
   
Type Présentation (Anglais)
Date 2-9-2017
Evénement Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era (Limassol, Cyprus)