The journalism in the attention economy: The relationship between digital platforms and news organizations

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Abstract

This article analyzes the relationship between news organizations and the digital platforms Facebook and Google, based on the attention economy and the concept of audience commodity. The article explains the way these organizations currently compete in the attention market. It sets out how the Silicon Valley companies have acquired a central and dominant position in the distribution of informative content by capturing the attention of users, and, therefore, the sale of the audience as a commodity. This situation has affected the advertising-revenue-based business model of news organizations.

Translated title of the contributionEL PERIODISMO EN LA ECONOMÍA DE LA ATENCIÓN : la relación entre plataformas digitales y organizaciones periodísticas
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1
Pages (from-to)4-27
Number of pages24
JournalBrazilian Journalism Research
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 30 2021

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