Citing your sources: How community journalists use social media for story content generation

dc.contributor.advisor Jan L. Boyles Meisinger, Jared
dc.contributor.department Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication 2018-09-13T06:22:11.000 2020-06-30T03:12:32Z 2020-06-30T03:12:32Z Wed Aug 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018 2001-01-01 2018-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>While newspapers grapple with a transition to a digital world, community journalists continue to utilize the tools at their disposal to produce locally-focused, original content while combating declining readership and shrinking newsrooms. One of those tools is social media. Social media platforms have become seamlessly integrated into the on-the-job, day-to-day newsgathering routines of the community newspaper journalists involved in this study. This practice reflects the culture of newsroom socialization, which instills journalistic values across the organization.</p> <p>Drawing from 14 in-depth interviews with American journalists at daily community newspapers, this thesis seeks to understand the underlying values of why social media has become an integral part of newsgathering process, and how the practice has become socialized in those newsrooms. This study advances that core journalistic values do not change with the entry of social platforms into daily newswork.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Journalism Studies
dc.subject.keywords Communication
dc.subject.keywords Community
dc.subject.keywords Journalism
dc.subject.keywords Newspapers
dc.subject.keywords Social media
dc.subject.keywords Web 2.0
dc.title Citing your sources: How community journalists use social media for story content generation
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relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication a90aa4f9-cd8d-4028-bba5-91b31d745f15 Journalism and Mass Communication thesis Master of Science
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