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Singer, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5777-9065 (2019). Journalists. In: Vos, T. P. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. . Massachusetts, USA: Wiley-Blackwell.


In a perpetually fluid and globally accessible news environment, identifying just who can be considered a “journalist” is no longer a simple matter. This entry explores three definitions: a historical one that summarizes how the occupation emerged and developed; a sociological one that explores how journalists do their work, including their roles and practices; and a normative one that considers use ethical principles and ideals to distinguish journalists from the growing number of others who engage in similar activities.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © Wiley-Blackwell. 2018. This is the submitted version of the following article: Singer, J. Journalists. In: T. P. Vos (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Massachusetts, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, which is to be published in final form here
Publisher Keywords: boundaries, journalism, journalists, norms, professional identity, sociology of news work
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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