@zizip The rhythms of news storytelling on Twitter:Affective news streams, hybridity, and networked publics Zizi Papacharissi, PhD Professor and Head, Communica7on, University of Illinois-‐Chicago Papacharissi, Z. & Oliveira, de Fatima M. (2012). Affective News and Networked Publics: TheRhythms of News Storytelling on #Egypt. Journal of Communication, in press.
• TwiCer and news storytelling • Collec7vely prodused news feeds and the news economy • TwiCer as alterna7ve/primary channel for informa7on Premise
• TwiCer as news repor7ng mechanism • Established news values guide use of TwiCer • News breaking/premedia7on/instantaneity • Homophily, peripheral awareness and ambient news environments, hybridity • TwiCer as news sharing mechanism during uprisings • Electronic word of mouth • Broadcas7ng and ‘listening in’ on uprisings • Homophily and group iden7ty Previous Research
• News values • The form of news as speciﬁc to socio-‐cultural context RQ1: What news values were prevalent in the TwiCer news streams capturing the events of the 2011 Egyp7an uprising? RQ2: What form did news storytelling on TwiCer take during the recent 2011 Egyp7an uprising? • METHOD: Frequency analysis ( R ), 1.5 million mul7lingual tweets, Content analysis, (word network map), Discourse analysis #egypt News values and the form of news on Twitter
• News values priori7se stories about events that are recent, sudden, unambiguous, predictable, relevant and close (to the relevant culture/class/loca7on). • Priority is given to stories about the economy, government poli7cs, industry and business, foreign aﬀairs and domes7c aﬀairs-‐either of conﬂict or human interest-‐ disasters and sport. • Priority is given to elite na7ons (the US, the UK, Europe, etc.) and elite people. • News values ocen involve appeals to dominant ideologies and discourses. What is cultural and/or historical will be presented as natural and consensual. • News stories need to appeal to readers/viewers so they must be commonsensical, entertaining and drama7c (like ﬁc7on), and visual (Hartley, 2002, p. 166). News values turn events into stories (news values)
• Old values • Large scale of events, closeness to home, clarity of meaning, short 7me scale, relevance, consonance, personiﬁca7on, signiﬁcance, drama, ac7on + ++ it’s all there, except nega7vity • Remedia7ons and/or new values • (drama) of instantaneity • Events instantly turn into stories • crowdsourced elites • Solidarity • Ambience • Constancy and con7nuity of always on news environment with a pulse of its own, organic, collec7ve Hybridity of old new news values
Aﬀect: Emo7ve expressions subjec7vely experienced connected to processes of premedia7on/an7cipa7on of events prior to their occurrence • Rhythm and pace of storytelling • Instant, emo7ve, pha7c • Repe77on and mimicry set the pace • Oral and print cultures of storytelling combine News, fact, drama, opinion, emo7on blend into one = aﬀect The Form of Affective News
Collabora7ve news feeds expose (temporal) incompa7bili7es between live twee7ng news and news repor7ng = many journalisms Leaderless publics/revolu7ons? Aﬀect and news storytelling, aﬀect and mobiliza7on Affective news streams