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12. Juni 2020

DIW Applied Micro Seminar Local News, UGC and Professionals: Evidence from Citizen Journalism

Abstract:  User generated content is increasingly substituting content created by professionals. Local news that is generated by citizen journalists could be a promising way of supporting the struggling newspaper industry by reducing costs for professional journalists. We study a network of 122 local Austrian newspapers operating a hybrid model of citizen and professional journalism. We first observe that citizens cover different topics, write shorter articles, and create less engagement. We then exploit a change in the platform’s social recognition system to show that non-monetary incentives drive the production of citizen content, especially for contributors with more experience. We also find that amateur content acts as a substitute for content produced by inexperienced professionals. We finally see that the incentive and substitution effects are more pronounced in smaller regions and for soft news.

Joint with Pedro Ferreira and Ananya Sen.

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13:15 - 14:30
Online seminar via Webex
im DIW Berlin
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9. - 10. Juli 2020

International SOEP User Conference SOEP 2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (cancelled and postponed to 2021)

Dear SOEP 2020 submitters and interested scientists,

Due to ongoing health concerns and logistical problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the local organizing committee of the SOEP 2020 Conference is sorry to inform you that we have had to cancel the conference in 2020 and are postponing the next SOEP Conference to early July 2021.

We will be announcing a new call for papers later this year with a new selection process. Thank you for your previous submission, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

We hope you are staying healthy and safe in these extraordinary times and would be happy to see you at next year's conference.

Philipp Lersch, Maria Metzing, Carsten Schröder, Janina Britzke, and Christine Kurka

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German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin Germany
im DIW Berlin
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