The Social Sharing of News: gatekeeping and Opinion Leadership on Twitter

Jakob Linaa Jensen

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Social media facilitate dissemination, sharing, curation, and modification of news. They contribute to evaporating earlier distinctions between news production and consumption. Citizens play an increasing role in these developments. This particularly takes place through the social network sites Twitter and Facebook, which have become meta media for personal contacts and wider societal agenda setting (Linaa Jensen & Tække, 2013). An increasing amount of news consumption is based on links and stories shared by friends, family, and colleagues. Alfred Hermida (2012) has termed these tendencies social sharing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNews Across Media : Production, Distribution and Consumption
EditorsJakob Linaa Jensen, Mette Mortensen, Jacob Ørmen
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication dateJun 2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781317433170
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
SeriesRoutledge Research in Journalism


  • journalism
  • digital media
  • Twitter
  • social media
  • news


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