Monitoring and Managing Online Comments in Science Journalism

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With the rapid rates and large-scales of writing on the World Wide Web (web), audience participation has emerged as an expectation in 21st century journalism. While this phenomenon is partially due to easy-to-use social media interfaces (Arola, 2010), it is also a consequence of print journalism’s economic collapse. News websites rely on website traffic, such as page-views and duration of pageviews, to generate revenue rather than paid subscriptions from readers. News websites aim to boost these metrics by offering comment sections and other forms of audience participation, such as social media forums.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCitizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication
Subtitle of host publicationScholarly and Pedagogical Perspectives
EditorsGodwin Y Agboka, Natalia Matveeva
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780203711422
ISBN (Print)9781138560796, 9781138560802
StatePublished - Jun 18 2018

Publication series

NameATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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