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dc.contributor.advisorKaufhold, William T.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Eun Jeong ( )
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-10T19:29:02Z
dc.date.available2018-08-10T19:29:02Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-23
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/7468
dc.description.abstractSnapchat has become an important tool for media outlets to try to reach younger audience members who are active in the social media space but increasingly absent from traditional media platforms. The Snapchat Discover platform has enabled U.S. media outlets to engage directly with younger media consumers in an effort to develop new relationships. This study uses an affordances approach to explore how U.S. media outlets utilize Snapchat to reach young people, the audience least engaged with traditional media. Using content analysis and interviews, this study found that publishers on Discover adopt Snapchat’s affordances and adapt their story topic and presentation of content with an emphasis on the visual. Specifically, they appear to rely on vertical video, immediacy, ephemerality, and creativity to meet the characteristics of the platform and its users. Yet, differences emerge between traditional “legacy” and “new” media outlets, especially in news judgment. From a theoretical perspective, this research expands the literature on affordances and constraints of social media platforms used by U.S. media.
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dc.format.extent73 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectSnapchat
dc.subjectTheory of Affordances
dc.subjectNews Outlets
dc.subject.lcshSnapchat (Electronic resource)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunication--Technological innovationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCognitionen_US
dc.subject.lcshPerceptionen_US
dc.titleSnapping Up Legacy Media: Using Theory of Affordances to Explain How News Outlets Behave on Snapchat
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNgondo, Prisca S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCarter, Daniel
thesis.degree.departmentJournalism and Mass Communication
thesis.degree.disciplineMass Communication
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentJournalism and Mass Communication


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