Students’ perceptions and use of the Internet as a news channel

Obijiofor, Levi & Hanusch, Folker (2013) Students’ perceptions and use of the Internet as a news channel. Covenant Journal of Communication, 1(1), pp. 1-18.

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New technologies, in particular the Internet, have transformed journalistic practices in many ways around the world. While a number of studies have investigated how established journalists are dealing with and using new technologies in a number of countries, very little attention has been paid to how student journalists view and use the Internet as a source of news. This study examined the ways in which second and third-year journalism and arts students at the University of Queensland (Australia) get their news, how they use the Internet as a news channel, as well as their perceptions and use of other new technologies. The authors draw on the theoretical frameworks of uses and gratifications, as well as the media richness theory to explore the primary reasons why students use and perceive the Internet as a news channel.

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ID Code: 68817
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Internet, News, News source, University students, Australia, New technologies
ISSN: 2354-3515
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2014 00:11
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2014 01:41

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