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Close, but not close enough? Audience’s reactions to domesticated distant suffering in international news coverage

Eline Huiberts (UGent) and Stijn Joye (UGent)
(2018) MEDIA, CULTURE & SOCIETY. 40(3). p.333-347
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Journalists domesticate news about distant events to bring such events closer to the audience and thus make them more relevant and appealing; however, knowledge about the actual audience’s reactions towards domesticated news is lacking. Central to this study is understanding how an audience makes use of domestication strategies in viewing and reacting to mediated distant suffering. Earlier text-based research has found several ways of domesticating distant suffering that can invite an audience to care (Joye, 2015). Building further on this media-centered study, ten focus groups reveal a two-flow model of domestication, consisting of first-level domestication on the production side by journalists and second-level domestication, in which audience members themselves use strategies of domestication to make sense of distant suffering.
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distant suffering, domestication, audience research, social psychology, focus groups, news media

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Huiberts, Eline, and Stijn Joye. 2018. “Close, but Not Close Enough? Audience’s Reactions to Domesticated Distant Suffering in International News Coverage.” Media, Culture & Society 40 (3): 333–347.
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Huiberts, E., & Joye, S. (2018). Close, but not close enough? Audience’s reactions to domesticated distant suffering in international news coverage. MEDIA, CULTURE & SOCIETY, 40(3), 333–347.
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Huiberts E, Joye S. Close, but not close enough? Audience’s reactions to domesticated distant suffering in international news coverage. MEDIA, CULTURE & SOCIETY. 2018;40(3):333–47.
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Huiberts, Eline, and Stijn Joye. “Close, but Not Close Enough? Audience’s Reactions to Domesticated Distant Suffering in International News Coverage.” MEDIA, CULTURE & SOCIETY 40.3 (2018): 333–347. Print.
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  abstract     = {Journalists domesticate news about distant events to bring such events closer to the audience and thus make them more relevant and appealing; however, knowledge about the actual audience{\textquoteright}s reactions towards domesticated news is lacking. Central to this study is understanding how an audience makes use of domestication strategies in viewing and reacting to mediated distant suffering. Earlier text-based research has found several ways of domesticating distant suffering that can invite an audience to care (Joye, 2015). Building further on this media-centered study, ten focus groups reveal a two-flow model of domestication, consisting of first-level domestication on the production side by journalists and second-level domestication, in which audience members themselves use strategies of domestication to make sense of distant suffering. },
  author       = {Huiberts, Eline and Joye, Stijn},
  issn         = {0163-4437},
  journal      = {MEDIA, CULTURE \& SOCIETY},
  keyword      = {distant suffering,domestication,audience research,social psychology,focus groups,news media},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {333--347},
  title        = {Close, but not close enough? Audience{\textquoteright}s reactions to domesticated distant suffering in international news coverage},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443717707342},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2018},
}

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