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1. Robinson, Kelly Tatum. News Values and Information Subsidies: How Organizations Build the Agenda on Social and Traditional Media.

Degree: MA, Communication, 2014, Virginia Tech

Information subsidies have been used for decades by organizations seeking media coverage. However, over the last decade, organizations are increasingly seeking to earn greater coverage by moving beyond traditional media and attempting to generate social media "buzz" about topics of significance. Agenda building theory has been used by a variety of scholars as a way to understand how sources influence, or build, the media's agenda. Since the media agenda influences the public agenda, influencing the media agenda is important for sources. Existing research and literature has successfully linked the use of information subsidies with agenda building. A separate body of research has established that there is a set of news values that make a story newsworthy. This study attempts to link these bodies of research on agenda building and news values by examining how the presence of news values in information subsidies affects subsequent media coverage. It also extends these concepts and theories beyond traditional media and into social media. Results indicate that agenda building theory also can apply to social media, but more research is needed to understand how organizations help build the agenda on traditional media. News values do affect coverage, but they affect social and traditional media differently. The specific values of conflict and magnitude correlate with greater traditional media coverage, while a higher number of news values overall in a release correlates with greater social media conversation. The presence of conflict also correlates with higher social media conversation. Implications for both public relations theory and practice are discussed. Advisors/Committee Members: Tedesco, John C (committeechair), Mackay, Jennifer Burleson (committee member), McBride, Kelly A (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: news values; information subsidies; agenda building; social media

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APA (6th Edition):

Robinson, K. T. (2014). News Values and Information Subsidies: How Organizations Build the Agenda on Social and Traditional Media. (Masters Thesis). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/48964

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Robinson, Kelly Tatum. “News Values and Information Subsidies: How Organizations Build the Agenda on Social and Traditional Media.” 2014. Masters Thesis, Virginia Tech. Accessed February 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/48964.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Robinson, Kelly Tatum. “News Values and Information Subsidies: How Organizations Build the Agenda on Social and Traditional Media.” 2014. Web. 22 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Robinson KT. News Values and Information Subsidies: How Organizations Build the Agenda on Social and Traditional Media. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2014. [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/48964.

Council of Science Editors:

Robinson KT. News Values and Information Subsidies: How Organizations Build the Agenda on Social and Traditional Media. [Masters Thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/48964

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