Affec&ve	  news	  streams	  and	  networked	  publics:	                                 mediality	  an...
premise	                                                  •  TwiIer	  as	  news	  repor&ng	                               ...
•  News	  values	  •  The	  form	  of	  news	  as	  specific	  to	  socio-­‐cultural	  context	  	  RQ1:	  What	  news	  va...
[news	  values]	  •  News	  values	  priori&se	  stories	  about	  events	  that	  are	  recent,	  sudden,	  unambiguous,	...
Old	  valuesLarge	  scale	  of	  events,	  closeness	  to	  home,	  clarity	  of	  meaning,	  short	  &me	  scale,	  relev...
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networked	  gatekeeping:	  connec&vity	  
Affec&ve-­‐resigna&on	  
Affec&ve-­‐most	  
Affect:	  emo&ve	  expressions/feeling	  subjec&vely	  experienced	  connected	  to	  processes	  of	  premedia&on/an&cipa&...
Affec&ve	  news	  streams	  Collabora&ve	  news	  feeds	  expose	  (temporal)	  incompa&bili&es	  between	  live	  twee&ng	...
Aferword	  Affec&ve	  Publics	  (Oxford	  U	  Press,	  2013)	  	  	  Mul&-­‐mediali&es	  	  	  Supersurfaces	  and	  electr...
networked	  gatekeeping:	  reciprocal	  &es	  
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affective news streams and networked publics: mediality and engagement on #egypt

  1. 1.   Affec&ve  news  streams  and  networked  publics:   mediality  and  engagement  on  #egypt   Zizi  Papacharissi,  PhD   Professor  and  Head,  Communica&on,  University  of  Illinois-­‐ Chicago   @zizip    Papacharissi, Z. & Oliveira, de Fatima M. (2012). Affective News and Networked Publics: The Rhythms of NewsStorytelling on #Egypt. Journal of Communication.Meraz, S. & Papacharissi, Z. (2012). Broadcasting and Listening Practices on #egypt: Networked Gatekeepingand Networked Framing. Paper presented at IAMCR, Durban, South Africa.Papacharissi, Z. & Meraz, S. (2012).The Rhythms of Occupy: Broadcasting and Listening Practices on #ows-IR13Meraz, S. & Papacharissi, Z. (2012). Networked framing and gatekeeping on #ows - forthcoming
  2. 2. premise   •  TwiIer  as  news  repor&ng   mechanism  •  TwiIer  and  news  storytelling   –  Established  news  values  guide   use  of  TwiIer   –  News  breaking/premedia&on/ instantaneity  •  Collec&vely  prodused  news   –  Homophily,  peripheral   awareness  and  ambient  news   feeds  and  the  news  economy   environments,  hybridity     •  TwiIer  as  news  sharing  •  TwiIer  as  alterna&ve/ mechanism  during  uprisings   primary  channel  for   –  Electronic  word  of  mouth   informa&on   –  Broadcas&ng  and  ‘listening  in’     on  uprisings   –  Homophily  and  group  iden&ty    
  3. 3. •  News  values  •  The  form  of  news  as  specific  to  socio-­‐cultural  context    RQ1:  What  news  values  were  prevalent  in  the  TwiIer  news  streams  capturing  the  events  of  the  2011  Egyp&an  uprising?  RQ2:  What  form  did  news  storytelling  on  TwiIer    take  during  the  recent  2011  Egyp&an  uprising?    METHOD:    Frequency  analysis  (  R  ),  1.5  million  mul&lingual  tweets,  computerized  content  analysis  (seman&c,  addressivity  markers,  flow),  discourse  analysis  #egypt   News  values  and  the  form  of  news  on  TwiIer  
  4. 4. [news  values]  •  News  values  priori&se  stories  about  events  that  are  recent,  sudden,  unambiguous,   predictable,  relevant  and  close  (to  the  relevant  culture/class/loca&on).  •  Priority  is  given  to  stories  about  the  economy,  government  poli&cs,  industry  and   business,  foreign  affairs  and  domes&c  affairs-­‐either  of  conflict  or  human  interest-­‐   disasters  and  sport.  •  Priority  is  given  to  elite  na&ons  (the  US,  the  UK,  Europe,  etc.)  and  elite  people.  •  News  values  ofen  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  drama&c  (like  fic&on),  and  visual  (Hartley,  2002,  p.  166).   News  values  turn  events  into  stories  
  5. 5. Old  valuesLarge  scale  of  events,  closeness  to  home,  clarity  of  meaning,  short  &me  scale,  relevance,  consonance,  personifica&on,  significance,  drama,  ac&on  +++  it’s  all  there,  except  nega&vity   Remedia-ons  and/or  new    values  (drama)  of  instantaneity   Events  instantly  turn  into  stories  crowdsourced  elites  (networked  gatekeeping)  solidarity  (networked  framing)  ambience  Constancy  and  con&nuity  of  always  on  news  environment  with  a  pulse  of  its  own,  organic,  collec&ve     Hybridity  of  old  +  new  news  values    
  6. 6. !" #!!!!" $!!!!" %!!!!" &!!!!" !!!!!" #!!!!" $!!!!" %!!!!" &!!!!"(#)(#!)"(#%(#!)"(#*(#!)"(#&(#!)"(#+(#!)"(,!(#!)" !" #!!!!" $!!!!" %!!!!" &!!!!" !!!!!" #!!!!" $!!!!" %!!!!" &!!!!"(,(#!)" (#)(#!)" (#%(#!)" #((#!)" (#*(#!)" #(#(#!)" (#&(#!)" (#+(#!)" #(,(#!)" (,!(#!)" (,(#!)" #($(#!)" #((#!)" #()(#!)" #(#(#!)" #(,(#!)" #(%(#!)" #($(#!)" #()(#!)" #(*(#!)" #(%(#!)" #(*(#!)" #(&(#!)" #(&(#!)" #(+(#!)" #(+(#!)" #(!(#!)"#(!(#!)" #((#!)" #(#(#!)"#((#!)" #(,(#!)" #($(#!)"#(#(#!)" #()(#!)"#(,(#!)" #(%(#!)" #(*(#!)"#($(#!)" #(&(#!)" #(+(#!)"#()(#!)" #(#!(#!)" #(#(#!)"#(%(#!)" #(##(#!)"#(*(#!)" #(#,(#!)" #(#$(#!)"#(&(#!)" #(#)(#!)"#(+(#!)" 2" 34" 567" -./01"#(#!(#!)"#(#(#!)"#(##(#!)"#(#,(#!)"#(#$(#!)"#(#)(#!)" 2" 34" 567" -./01"
  7. 7. networked  gatekeeping:  connec&vity  
  8. 8. Affec&ve-­‐resigna&on  
  9. 9. Affec&ve-­‐most  
  10. 10. Affect:  emo&ve  expressions/feeling  subjec&vely  experienced  connected  to  processes  of  premedia&on/an&cipa&on  of  events  prior  to  their  occurrence    •  Rhythm  and  pace  of  storytelling   –  Instant,  emo&ve,  pha&c  •  Repe&&on  and  mimicry  set  the  pace  •  Oral  and  print  cultures  of  storytelling  combine    News,  fact,  drama,  opinion,  emo&on  blend  into  one  =  affect     The  Form  of  Affec&ve  News  
  11. 11. Affec&ve  news  streams  Collabora&ve  news  feeds  expose  (temporal)  incompa&bili&es  between  live  twee&ng  news  and  news  repor&ng  =  many  journalisms    Leaderless  publics/revolu&ons?    Affect  and  news  storytelling,  affect  and  mobiliza&on  
  12. 12. Aferword  Affec&ve  Publics  (Oxford  U  Press,  2013)      Mul&-­‐mediali&es      Supersurfaces  and  electronic  elsewheres   uic.edu/~zizi  ::    zizi@uic.edu  ::  @zizip  
  13. 13. networked  gatekeeping:  reciprocal  &es  

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