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Making the News Popular: Mobilizing U.S. News Audiences

Anthony M. Nadler


The professional judgment of gatekeepers defined the American news agenda for decades. This book examines how subsequent events brought on a post-professional period that opened the door for imagining that consumer preferences should drive news production—and unleashed both crisis and opportunity on journalistic institutions. The book charts a paradigm shift, from market research's reach into the editorial suite in the 1970s through contemporary experiments in collaborative filtering and social news sites like Reddit and Digg. As the book shows, the transition was and is a rocky one. It also g ... More

Keywords: gatekeepers, American news, news production, social news sites, news organizations, civic function, journalism, news media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040146
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040146.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony M. Nadler, author
Ursinus College