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Re-examining 'gatekeeping': How journalists communicate the truth about power to the public

Bowman, Leo (2008) Re-examining 'gatekeeping': How journalists communicate the truth about power to the public. Journalism Practice, 2(1), pp. 99-112.

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Abstract

Journalists in the “new media” era confront important questions as to whether, or how, they adapt their professional practices to a new interactive on-line form that allows citizens to become involved in the news-making process. This paper seeks to re-establish the relevance of traditional journalism practices in the modern era and suggests that they will remain very much a part of the “new journalism” beyond the digital divide. It does so through examining how broadcast journalism interviews challenge authorities in the “public interest”, and suggests, in conclusion, that such practices remain undiminished by the technical, and accompanying social, changes that are driving the “new media”.

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ID Code: 30864
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Gatekeeper, Neutrality, Objectivity
DOI: 10.1080/17512780701768550
ISSN: 1751-2786
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2010 22:49
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:52

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