• Revealing the news: How online news changes without you noticing

Fass, John and Main, Angus, 2014, Journal Article, Revealing the news: How online news changes without you noticing Digital Journalism, 2 (3). pp. 366-382. ISSN 2167-0811

Abstract or Description:

This paper describes an ongoing design project relating to online news and how alterations to news stories are hidden from the reader. As the delivery and consumption of news content online continues to overtake other channels in reader numbers and market penetration, so methods of transparency and reliability developed over centuries continue also to be tested by digital media. We have conducted content analysis on existing stories and examined how news organisations and channels handle rapidly evolving news stories. We have proceeded to develop low-fidelity prototypes and an interaction model to test our design approach. The outcomes are in production and will result in a digital artifact that reveals editorial changes to news items (the News Inspector). These changes will be made visible within the browser. The implications of the project relate to the wider question of news truth-telling, trust and online news credibility.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2014.899756
Subjects: Other > Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism > P590 Journalism not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2014.899756
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 16:21
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 14:29
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2333
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