By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Researchers detail new data in Information Technology. According to news reporting from Boras, Sweden, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The question guiding this research was to investigate to what extent has the concept of information seeking entered the journalistic discourse in the Internet news media? Method. A database of 194 news items, was collected through a Google Alert service over a two year period. Analysis."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Boras, "Content analysis, genre analysis and newsworthiness analysis were performed on the news items, as well as quantitative analysis of the types and geographical origins. More than 50% of items are found on newspaper, newsletters, magazines, and news sites. The countries providing the bulk of news related to information seeking are the USA and India. The most popular topics are health information seeking and government information seeking, followed by seeking through mobile technology and Freedom of Information issues. News reports and news features are dominating as compared to opinion genres. The impact and significance as well as timeliness and unexpectedness make the information seeking newsworthy. The concept of 'information seeking' has entered the public consciousness, as a result, mainly, of the impact of information seeking through mobile devices."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Thirty percent of the news was based on research documents, part of which was research in the field of information seeking behaviour."
For more information on this research see: What's newsworthy about 'information seeking'? An analysis of Google's News Alerts. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal, 2013;18(1):28-39. Information Research-An International Electronic Journal can be contacted at: Univ Sheffield Dept Information Studies, Univ Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, S Yorks, England.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T.D. Wilson, Univ Boras, Swedish Sch Librarianship & Informat Sci, S-50190 Boras, Sweden.
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