"The News Gap in Argentina: Contextual Factors and Preferences of Journalists and the Audience." Palabra Clave, 2016.

Eugenia Mitchelstein, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Celeste Wagner, Silvana Leiva

This investigation examines the supply and demand of news in seven places in Argentina through a quantitative content analysis of the news more prominently published on homepages and “most read” lists over a period of seven months, including the presidential campaign and the 2015 presidential inauguration. The quantitative analysis of over 5500 news shows that there is a significant and consistent gap between the preferences of journalists and consumers and a greater variability in the preferences of members of the public than in the choice of professional news producers. This paper uses these findings to reflect on the concepts of agenda-setting and monitorial citizenship.

Published in Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 1027-1047