Shifting Roles, Enduring Values: The Credible Journalist in a Digital Age
acm: ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS | ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING
When everyone can be a publisher, what distinguishes the journalist? This article considers contemporary challenges to institutional roles in a digital media environment, then focuses on three broad journalistic normative values -- authenticity, accountability and autonomy -- that affect the credibility of both the journalist and the content he or she provides. A set of questions that can help citizens determine the trustworthiness of the information available to them also is provided.
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