Making the News

The article describes how a longitudinal online qualitative research study was used to investigate how people respond to delivery of the news.

Making the News

Jason Vir, Dr Isabella Simpson and Kerry BrownTNS

On Friday the 12th of September 2008 the airline XL collapsed leaving hundreds of passengers stranded around the world. Meanwhile, at 00.00 on the same day, our research website went live and our recruits received invitations to log on and start a news diary that would last ten days. Forty-seven people, aged between 16 and 65 and scattered around the UK, gradually started to join our experiment and began posting greeting messages, pictures of themselves and a record of when and how they accessed...

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