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Media Discourse about Entrepreneurial Journalism: Implications for Journalistic Capital

Vos, T. P. & Singer, J. (2016). Media Discourse about Entrepreneurial Journalism: Implications for Journalistic Capital. Journalism Practice, 10, pp. 143-159. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1124730

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Drawing on insights from field theory, this study examines journalists’ textual and discursive construction of entrepreneurial journalism from 2000 to 2014. The goal is to understand how such discursive practices contribute to the articulation and legitimation of entrepreneurial journalism as a form of cultural capital as the field’s economic imperatives change. The findings suggest that “entrepreneurial journalism” is a condensational term: It is defined broadly and loosely but generally in a positive way. Despite the potential for disruption to long-standing journalistic doxa, particularly normative stances related to the separation of editorial and commercial interests, many of the examined articles seem to reflect a belief that entrepreneurialism is not only acceptable but even vital for survival in a digital age.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article to be published by Taylor & Francis in Journalism Practice and to be available online at
Publisher Keywords: cultural capital, entrepreneurial journalism, field theory, norms, textual-discourse analysis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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