News through a social media filter Different perspectives on immigration in news on website and social media formats

Kasper Welbers, Michaël Opgenhaffen

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Abstract

Social media have become important news sources, prompting news organizations to create social media accounts to publish news. This requires a medium-based translation, in which social media editors must remediate news - selecting and possibly re-interpreting content - to accommodate a different audience and format. In this study we investigate this remediation for the issue of immigration, comparing the news coverage of immigration on the website and Facebook page of various newspapers using a novel method, which combines qualitative interpretation with computational text analysis. As a result, we can study the news coverage of immigration of five newspapers over two years, and substantiate our observations with quantitative, empirical results. Our findings show that while the overall portrayal of immigration is largely similar, there are some differences that could prove to be important and require further elaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournalism and Translation in the Era of Convergence
EditorsLucile Davier, Kyle Conway
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Chapter4
Pages85-105
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789027262554
ISBN (Print)9789027203151
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameBenjamins Translation Library
Volume146
ISSN (Print)0929-7316

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Remediation
social media
website
Websites
immigration
news
newspaper
coverage
text analysis
facebook
Social Media
Web Sites
Immigration
News
Filter
editor
interpretation

Keywords

  • Computational text analysis
  • Content analysis
  • Gatekeeping
  • Journalism
  • Media logic
  • Remediation
  • Social media
  • Translation

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Welbers, K., & Opgenhaffen, M. (2019). News through a social media filter Different perspectives on immigration in news on website and social media formats. In L. Davier, & K. Conway (Eds.), Journalism and Translation in the Era of Convergence (pp. 85-105). (Benjamins Translation Library; Vol. 146). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/btl.146.04wel
Welbers, Kasper ; Opgenhaffen, Michaël. / News through a social media filter Different perspectives on immigration in news on website and social media formats. Journalism and Translation in the Era of Convergence. editor / Lucile Davier ; Kyle Conway. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019. pp. 85-105 (Benjamins Translation Library).
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News through a social media filter Different perspectives on immigration in news on website and social media formats. / Welbers, Kasper; Opgenhaffen, Michaël.

Journalism and Translation in the Era of Convergence. ed. / Lucile Davier; Kyle Conway. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019. p. 85-105 (Benjamins Translation Library; Vol. 146).

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