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Title: Reader opinion in the digital age: tabloid and broadsheet newspaper websites and the exercise of political voice
Authors: Richardson, John E.
Stanyer, James
Keywords: Broadsheet
Newspaper websites
Online discussion
Reader opinion
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Sage / © The authors
Citation: RICHARDSON, J.E. and STANYER, J., 2011. Reader opinion in the digital age: tabloid and broadsheet newspaper websites and the exercise of political voice. Journalism, 12 (8), pp. 983 - 1003
Abstract: This article explores interactive opportunities provided by British broadsheet and tabloid newspapers' websites and the ways their readers make use of these opportunities to express their opinions. The article presents the results of both a quantitative and a qualitative analysis of national British broadsheet and tabloid newspaper websites. The research reveals some similarities between newspapers-for example, that interactive opportunities remain under utilized-but also some significant differences in the ways that visitors to broadsheet and tabloid websites use the interactive facilities on offer and engage in discussion. The conclusion suggests that the deliberative democratic potential of online discussion is a long way from the deliberative ideal. © SAGE Publications 2011.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the serial Journalism [Sage / © The authors]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464884911415974
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1464884911415974
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13826
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464884911415974
ISSN: 1464-8849
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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