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date: 05 June 2020

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Not long ago mobile news was considered non-existent and peripheral, but throughout the 2010’s it has rapidly gained traction. News publishers have incorporated mobile technology into their news production processes, and autonomous mobile journalists have emerged who sneak into areas and countries that would otherwise confiscate their equipment. Mobile devices place several different user interfaces on offer, among which native mobile applications have become increasingly important. Mobile news consumption has grown substantially, having both displacing and complementary effects on other forms of news consumption. People have extended their news day, oftentimes starting soon after they reach for their mobile device to switch off the alarm in the morning and continuing throughout the day until they disconnect in the evening. Mobile news has become integral to journalism and journalism studies as a whole and is closely connected to important inquiries about the future of journalism, its business, and its capacity to inform citizens. This chapter focuses on three distinct yet interrelated areas: (1) mobile news production, (2) mobile news distribution, and (3) mobile news consumption. It concludes with a discussion on key future research inquiries.

Keywords: mobile news, mobile journalism, mobile journalist, mobile news consumption, smartphone

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