March 8, 2011
Researchers to address future of newsrooms, news consumption, and the Christian Science Monitor case
The future of newsrooms and how readers consume the news will be two of the topics addressed by a panel of researchers at the International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 2.
The panel, titled “Beyond News Routines, Beyond News Consumption,” will feature six papers addressing the evolution of newsrooms, interactivity and trends, and the future of news consumption. Prof. Tom Johnson, from the University of Texas at Austin, will chair the panel which starts at 11 a.m. at the AT&T Conference Center.
Prof. Hsiang Iris Chyi and Monica Chadha, also from the University of Texas at Austin, will present their research on news consumption and whether all consumers are moving toward mobile devices to get information.
Angela Lee, from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, will talk about the five online features her research found that predict popularity among top U.S. news sites.
To round out the topics on the panel, an analysis of external links posted on Facebook is likely to draw attention. The paper, authored by UT’s Brian Baresch and others, provides insight into how news moves through online social networks.