More than ink-stained wretches: The resocialization of print journalists in converged newsrooms

Singer, J. (2004). More than ink-stained wretches: The resocialization of print journalists in converged newsrooms. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 81(4), pp. 838-856. doi: 10.1177/107769900408100408

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Abstract

Newsroom experiments with convergence -- a sharing of news staffs, technologies, products and geography -- disrupt not just the norms and routines of newspaper news work but, more profoundly, the professional socialization of print journalists and their perception of themselves as a distinctive kind of news worker. This article draws on case studies of four converged newsrooms to examine conceptual and sociological shifts among newspaper journalists. Findings suggest print journalists are undergoing resocialization to an expanded view of professionalism; ingrained habits and learned skills related to newsroom structure and storytelling norms are more resistant to change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: convergence, newspaper, resocialization, socialization
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: School of Arts > Department of Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4002

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