Beyond the Here and Now of News

Projekter: ProjektForskning

  • Peters, Chris (PI (principal investigator))
  • Schrøder, Kim Christian (CoI (co-investigator))


When it comes to understanding news audiences, the stakes are high. Their
practices establish everything from journalism’s economic feasibility, to its
democratic impact, and sociocultural role. However, there is limited research on
what causes people to become news consumers. This project aims to understand
the conditions that make news matter. It investigates the emergence, disappearance
and (re)formation of news repertoires in everyday life and across the lifespan to
address:1) What causes news habits to form? Why do they change? 2) How does
this impact public attention to social issues? 3) How can news organizations
facilitate engagement? By going beyond the here and now of news, this project
provides fundamental insights into what underlies people’s shifting patterns of use.
Its findings will improve our knowledge of how citizens view the civic potential of
digital journalism and offer innovative ways for the news industry to
reconceptualize its public mandate and economic models.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/09/201831/08/2022


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