Consequences of increasing audience participation in journalism process

Also, directly discussing stories with journalists should make journalists seem more approachable. To what degree do readers pursue participatory methods on the Internet to obtain news information? I noticed every morning as I browsed around and hit these various blogs, that I was compulsively checking local Brooklyn [N.

Into the breach have stormed bloggers, regular people who can keep fingers on the pulse of their local neighborhoods, schools, and issues around the block—arguably better than any journalist working a local beat.

What audiences think of journalists’ social media use

This framework suggests that increased transparency between readers and journalists may not be entirely beneficial. This concern waned, as studies revealed greater public support than originally believed Gaziano, ; Izard,but in recent studies dissatisfaction with journalists has been on the rise again ASNE, ; Durocher, ; Pew Research Center, b This study also explores the degree to which audiences are using participatory functions as they seek news on the Internet, as well as predictors of this use.

Respondents were also asked about their political beliefs, as it is expected that those with more conservative political beliefs would be more challenging of traditional journalism.

Among the key findings: Research Questions The notion of occupational disintermediation and theories of occupational control suggest that increased transparency may erode the perception that journalists have ultimate authority over the work of gathering and reporting information to the public.

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Increased interest in reader participation has also derived from the unique characteristics of online media, which allow dialogue among news readers, interaction between readers and news sources, and personalized news. Background Disconnect Between Journalists and Audience Audience mistrust of the news media is not new-during the s there was deep concern in the industry over a perceived credibility crisis.

A fourth item measures perception of the social standing of the occupation: Previous work or school experience in the field of journalism was also tested as a predictor of Internet Use.

As social media becomes an increasingly important news source for the American public, reporters feel more pressure to participate in these sorts of interactions.

A weakening of exclusive authority in the eyes of the public may leave the jurisdictional area of journalism vulnerable to rival occupations, such as bloggers. Study participants viewed him as being less professional.

According to a recent Pew Research Center pollRepublicans are more critical of media performance and skeptical of accuracy than are Democrats.

The journalist was evaluated more positively when he disclosed personal information and when he had engaged with people who left comments. Literature from the sociology of work and occupations provides a useful framework for looking at this issue of occupational control.

As media consolidation results in newspapers and broadcast outlets increasingly becoming a part of large corporate chains, it becomes less cost-effective for them to cover the news that really matters most to people.

Through a framework from the sociology of occupations, this study examines the consequences of pulling back the curtain—i.

Journalistic work involves 1 diagnosis, which is the task of deciding what information society and audiences need, 2 inference, or the task of investigating current events in light of the diagnosis, and 3 treatment, or the production writing, layout, etc. More Sponsored Best Practices The 20th-century notion of a journalist acting as a professional surrogate for his or her readers and helping them understand the nature of a story is, well, so last century.

Because users of these functions are practicing journalism-like tasks, some of the mystery surrounding the occupation and its knowledge base should diminish. Interviews took respondents approximately 10 to 12 minutes to complete.

In order to explain variability in this public perception of journalistic work, determinants are assessed.When you get down to this level, you get a lot of local experts," he says, and the concept of having gone to journalism school or having special training fades away.

Christopher Grotke and Lisa LePage have been running the community journalism site ultimedescente.com sincewhich, Grotke says, makes his site one of the gray ladies of community journalism.

What audiences think of journalists’ social media use By Denise-Marie Ordway As more people have turned to Facebook and other social-media platforms as a place to gather and share ideas, many journalists have been urged by newsroom management to use these spaces as a place to share their work and connect with the public.

Like journalism itself, media research on the journalism/audience relationship has also been based on assumptions rooted in mass media systems, where the asymmetry between journalism and audience is a defining characteristic. of audience participation in the production of online news, namely sharing of information, collaboration, conversation and meta-communication.

Keywords: Denmark, digital journalism, online news, participation. Request PDF on ResearchGate | The Journalist Behind the Curtain: Participatory Functions on the Internet and their Impact on Perceptions of the Work of Journalism | Through a framework from the sociology of occupations, this study examines the consequences of increasing audience participation in journalism processes.

Abstract. This chapter draws on three research projects on journalism, audience practices and newsroom cultures and uses them to illustrate the changing nature of the communicative relationship between journalists and audiences operating in a media environment characterized by.

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