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Participatory Culture: How Social Media Active Journalists Make Use of the Medium
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As new platforms are developed for communicating, the everyday lives of many are changedat the grounds. The aim with this study was to map the changes in routines when it comes tojournalists making news and communicating with their readers, audience and sources after theintroduction of social media in their work process. By making a qualitative study analyzinglogbooks and interviews of a handful of responding journalists I tried to find what thethoughts were behind the routines of the journalistic work process and why and how they’vechanged. The most obvious change this research has found was that the speed of today’s flowof information has made an impact on both how the respondents gather information andregard their sources. My research is in many ways complimentary to earlier research madewith the same starting point but the findings are a bit different. While my research shows thatthe dialog between producer and consumer is increasing and is sought after, other studies havefailed to make this conclusion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Journalism, social media, twitter, interview, news making, routines
National Category
Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16528OAI: diva2:534567
Subject / course
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-18 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2012-06-18Bibliographically approved

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