Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 224

Full Length Research Paper

Does mobile technology increase the diversity of news? A content analysis of news notifications on mobile phones

Fei Qiao
  • Fei Qiao
  • Department of Advertising, School of Journalism and Communication, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 24 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 17 October 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018


Through conducting a content analysis of news notifications on the mobile media platform, the current study mainly finds that 1) no agenda correlation exists among legacy media outlets; 2) an agenda correlation is found between non-legacy media outlets and legacy media outlets; 3) in terms of news pushing frequencies, non-legacy media outlets, and legacy media outlets share different news pushing patterns on the mobile media platform. Both theoretical and practical implications are further discussed.


Key words: Mobile media, intermedia agenda setting, agenda correlation, legacy media outlets, non-legacy media outlets.