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As media companies test and implement newsroom “convergence,” growing numbers of journalists are producing content not only for their own employer but also for other media outlets with which that employer has a business relationship. This article, based on case studies in four converged news markets, explores journalists’ perceptions of normative pressures in this new media environment, particularly in relation to the overarching concept of public service. The findings suggest that although journalists do not see convergence itself as posing significant ethical problems, they do raise concerns related to specific components of public service, including a devotion to accuracy, an avoidance of sensationalism, and independence from economic pressures.
|Additional Information:||This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Mass Media Ethics in 2006, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1207/s15327728jmme2101_3|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)|
|Divisions:||School of Arts > Department of Journalism|
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