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Contested Autonomy: Professional and Popular Claims on Journalistic Norms

Singer, J. (2007). Contested Autonomy: Professional and Popular Claims on Journalistic Norms. Journalism Studies, 8(1), pp. 79-95. doi: 10.1080/14616700601056866


Commitments to truth and to “transparency,” or public accountability, are two central normative aspects of professional journalism. This article considers ways in which both are challenged and complemented by popular communicators, particularly bloggers, in today’s media environment. While all professions claim autonomy over articulation and enactment of their own norms, definitions of professional constructs are now open to reinterpretation, and oversight of professional behavior is increasingly shared.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journalism Studies in 2007, available online:
Publisher Keywords: accountability, autonomy, bloggers, ethics, journalists, norms, professionalism, transparency, truth
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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