News Internalizing and Externalizing: The Dimensions of News Sharing on Online Social Networking Sites

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Abstract

The present study sheds light on the changing patterns of news experiences by defining it as news sharing. The study attempted to explicate the concept of news sharing by identifying the subdimensions of it in the context of online social networking sites (SNSs). Findings showed that news sharing is comprised of two distinctive behaviors: news internalizing (by those who read news) and externalizing (by those who offer news to others). Furthermore, news internalizing and externalizing have two subdimensions, respectively: browsing and personalizing for internalizing, and recontextualizing and endorsing for externalizing. Data were collected through a national survey of adults in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-835
Number of pages20
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quaterly
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • externalizing
  • internalizing
  • news sharing
  • social networking sites (SNSs)

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