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dc.contributor.advisorThorson, Esthereng
dc.contributor.authorMarchionni, Doreen Marieeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 13, 2011).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Esther Thorson.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description.abstractThe concept of journalism as a conversation has been richly explored in descriptive studies for decades. Largely missing from the literature, though, are clear operationalizations that allow theory building for purposes of explanation and prediction. Using Steven Chaffee's articulation of concept-explication as a guide, this dissertation conducted a pair of online news experiments to measure the concept, tracing it in literatures as varied as political communication and computer-network analysis, often as an embedded concept. The first experiment tested whether readers perceive conversational stories as different from traditional stories and as more credible and expert. The second tested types of journalistic conversation on these outcomes. Findings suggest the conversational features coorientation/homophily and interactivity are key, not only in distinguishing this type of news but in predicting its perceived credibility and expertise.eng
dc.identifier.oclc722923599eng
dc.identifier.otherMarchionniD-110609-D62eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10768eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshOnline journalismeng
dc.subject.lcshElectronic discussion groupseng
dc.subject.lcshCommunicationeng
dc.titleExplicating journalism-as-a-conversation: two experimental tests of online newseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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