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

dc.contributor.advisor Jan L. Boyles
dc.contributor.author Meisinger, Jared
dc.contributor.department Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
dc.date 2018-09-13T06:22:11.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:12:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:12:32Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Aug 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 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.identifier.articleid 7645
dc.identifier.contextkey 12816802
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dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/16638
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/30821
dc.language.iso en
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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
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.discipline Journalism and Mass Communication
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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