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Cunningham, S. J., Nichols, D. M., Hinze, A., & Bowen, J. (2016). What’s news? Encounters with news in everyday life: A study of behaviours and attitudes. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 17(3), 257–271. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-016-0187-1
Permanent Research Commons link: http://hdl.handle.net/10289/10817
As the news landscape changes, for many users the nature of news itself is changing as well. Insights into the changing news behaviour of users can inform the design of access tools and news archives. We analysed a set of 35 autoethnographies of news encounters, created by students in New Zealand. These comprise rich descriptions of the news sources, modalities, topics of interest, and news ‘routines’ by which the students keep in touch with friends and maintain awareness of personal, local, national, and international events. We explore the implications of these insights into news behaviour for digital news systems.
This is the author's accepted version of an article published in the International Journal on Digital Libraries. © Springer 2016. The final publication is available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-016-0187-1