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International Journal of Multimedia Computing, 2024, 5(1); doi: 10.38007/IJMC.2024.050103.

The Critical Role of the Digital Divide in News Content Production Innovation


Yuqing Zhang

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Yuqing Zhang

Moscow state university, Journalism faculty, Moscow, 119991, Russia


With the rapid development and spread of digital technologies, the news industry is undergoing unprecedented changes worldwide. Against this backdrop, the digital divide-i.e., the differences in how different groups access, use, and benefit from information and communication technologies-has become a key factor influencing innovation in news content production. The purpose of this paper is to explore how the digital divide shapes the way news content is produced and its impact on the innovation strategies of news organizations. It is found that the digital divide not only limits the ability of certain groups to access news content, but also influences the choices news organizations make in content creation and technology adoption, which in turn affects the diversity and quality of news products.


Digital Divide, News Production, Content Innovation

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Yuqing Zhang. The Critical Role of the Digital Divide in News Content Production Innovation. International Journal of Multimedia Computing (2024), Vol. 5, Issue 1: 19-32. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJMC.2024.050103.


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