The Journalist in the Network: A Shifting Rationale for the Gatekeeping Role and Objectivity Norms

Singer, J. (2008). The Journalist in the Network: A Shifting Rationale for the Gatekeeping Role and Objectivity Norms. Tripodos, 23, pp. 61-76.

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Abstract

The move to a networked media environment presents a range of challenges to journalistic routines, roles, and norms. This article suggests that professional ethics have evolved to articulate and safeguard a traditional gatekeeping role that no longer exists; as a result, the rationale behind those ethics must shift accommodate interconnections rather than discrete products and functions. Similarly, the notion of journalistic objectivity is open to renewed debate when detachment can translate to isolation from the rest of the network.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: School of Arts > Department of Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3479

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