Raising our game: effects of citizen journalism on Twitter for professional identity and working practices of British sport journalists

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McEnnis, Simon (2013) Raising our game: effects of citizen journalism on Twitter for professional identity and working practices of British sport journalists International Journal of Sport Communication, 6 (4). pp. 423-433. ISSN 1936-3915

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Abstract

This article presents a study that examined what citizen journalism on Twitter has meant for the professional identity and working practices of British sport journalists, using data from a series of in-depth, semistructured interviews. Sport journalists recognized the need to strive for higher professional standards to ensure that their output is of greater cultural significance than that of citizen journalists. Trust—achieved through the ideologies of truth, reliability, and insight—was seen as essential to achieving this distinction. The democratization of breaking news has meant that red-top tabloid and 24-hr rolling news environments must reinvent themselves by making greater use of other journalistic practices including investigative reporting.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © 2013 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: sport media; Web 2.0; new media; social media
Subjects: P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism > P590 Journalism not elsewhere classified
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P900 Others in mass communications & documentation > P990 Mass communications & documentation not elsewhere classified
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 08:45
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13689

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