Journalists, Sources, And Credibility: New Perspectives by Bob FranklinJournalists, Sources, And Credibility: New Perspectives by Bob Franklin

Journalists, Sources, And Credibility: New Perspectives

EditorBob Franklin, Matt Carlson

Paperback | January 29, 2013

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This volume revisits what we know about the relationship between journalists and their sources. By asking new questions, employing novel methodologies, and confronting sweeping changes to journalism and media, the contributors reinvigorate the conversation about who gets to speak through the news. It challenges established thinking about how journalists use sources, how sources influence journalists, and how these patterns relate to the power to represent the world to news audiences.

Useful to both newcomers and scholars familiar with the topic, the chapters bring together leading journalism scholars from across the globe. Through a variety of methods, including surveys, interviews, content analysis, case studies and newsroom observations, the chapters shed light on attitudes and practices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Belgium and Israel.

Special attention is paid to the changing context of newswork. Shrinking newsgathering resources coupled with a growth in public relations activities have altered the source-journalist dynamic in recent years. At the same time, the rise of networked digital technologies has altered the barriers between journalists and news consumers, leading to unique forms of news with different approaches to sourcing. As the media world continues to change, this volume offers a timely reevaluation of news sources.

Bob Franklin holds the Chair in Journalism Studies at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Wales. He is founder and editor of the international peer reviewed journals,Journalism StudiesandJournalism Practice.Matt Carlson is Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Saint Louis University.
Title:Journalists, Sources, And Credibility: New PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:January 29, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415835038

ISBN - 13:9780415835039

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Table of Contents

Introduction.Matt Carlson and Bob FranklinPart I: Credibility, Transparency and Diversity1. Source Credibility as a Journalistic Work Tool.Zvi Reich2. Wither Anonymity? Journalism and Unnamed Sources in a Changing Media Environment.Matt Carlson3. Journalists as 'Unwilling' Sources: Transparency and the New Ethics of Journalism.Angela Phillips4. Activist Media as Mainstream Model: What Can Professional Journalists Learn From Indymedia?Chris AttonPart II: Entrenched Practices, Entrenched Sources5. Rules, Recycling, Filters and Conspiracies: Nick Davies and the Propaganda Model.Julian Petley6. Sources, Credibility and the Continuing Crisis of UK Journalism.Bob Franklin7. Sourcing Business News: A Case Study of Public Relations Uptake.Tom Van Hout8. Sources of Arts Journalism: Who's Writing the Arts Pages?Lucinda StrahanPart III: Citizens and Sourcing: Finding a Way Forward9. Are Citizens Becoming Sources? A Look into Flemish Journalists' Professional Contacts.Jeroen De Keyser, Karin Raeymaeckers and Steve Paulussen10. The Limits of Audience Participation: UGC @ the BBC.Andrew Williams, Claire Wardle and Karin Wahl Jorgensen11. The Scope of User Generated Content: User Contributions within Online Journalism.Annika Bergstrom12. Citizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany'sMyheimat.De.Axel Bruns