Out of Bounds: Professional Norms as Boundary Markers

Singer, J. (2015). Out of Bounds: Professional Norms as Boundary Markers. In: M. Carlson & S.C. Lewis (Eds.), Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation. (pp. 21-36). Oxford: Routledge. ISBN 9781138020672

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Abstract

Journalists use norms not only as identity markers of the professional news worker but also as boundary markers between professionals and non-professionals. The distinctions they draw rest on ethical practices such as verification, principles such as independence, and promises such as accountability. After outlining responses to previous “new” media, two still-evolving journalistic forms – social journalism and entrepreneurial journalism – are explored to illustrate how this boundary marking is being enacted today.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Full acknowledgement must be given to the original source
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: School of Arts > Department of Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/6753

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