Shifting Roles, Enduring Values: The Credible Journalist in a Digital Age

Article English OPEN
Hayes, A. ; Singer, J. ; Ceppos, J. (2007)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1080/08900520701583545
  • Subject: PN
    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.
  • References (45)
    45 references, page 1 of 5

    Aljazeera. (2004, July 14). Aljazeera code of ethics. Retrieved July 24, 2006, from: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/07256105-B2FC-439A-B255-D830BB238EA1.htm

    Blitz, J. & Corn-Revere, R. (2004). Cable networks and the FCC's political broadcasting rules: Time for clarification. DWT's First Amendment Law Letter. Retrieved July 21, 2006, http://www.dwt.com/lawdir/publications/CornRevere-Articles.htm

    Blood, R. (2002). The weblog handbook: Practical advice on creating and maintaining your blog. New York: Perseus Books. Retrieved September 15, 2006, from: http://www.rebeccablood.net/handbook/excerpts/weblog_ethics.html Bok, S. (1989). Lying: Moral choice in public and private life. New York: Vintage

    Bowman, S. & Willis, C. (2003). We media: How audiences are shaping the future of news and information. Reston, VA: The Media Center at the American Press Institute. Retrieved September 15, 2006, from: http://hypergene.net/wemedia/weblog.php

    Cox, A. M. (2006, April 30). Matt Drudge: Redefining what's news. Time magazine. Retrieved December 26, 2006, from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1186874,00.html

    Farhi, P. (2003, September 10). FCC rules 'Howard Stern' meets standard of a news show. The Washington Post: p. C01.

    Fredin, E. S. (1997, September). Rethinking the news story for the Internet: Hyperstory prototypes and a model of the user. Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs 163.

    Gillespie, M. (2004, September 23). Media credibility reaches lowest point in three decades. The Gallup Poll. Retrieved September 10, 2006, from: http://www.galluppoll.com/content/?CI=13132

    Gillmor, D. (2004). We the media: Grassroots journalism by the people, for the people. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media. Retrieved December 26, 2006, from http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/wethemedia/chapter/ch01.pdf

    Horrigan. J. (2006, 22 March). Online news. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved September 10, 2006, from: http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_News.and.Broadband.pdf In re Request of Infinity Broadcasting Operations Inc., 8 FCC Rcd. 18603 (2003).

  • Metrics
    0
    views in OpenAIRE
    0
    views in local repository
    1,010
    downloads in local repository

    The information is available from the following content providers:

    From Number Of Views Number Of Downloads
    City Research Online - IRUS-UK 0 1,010
Share - Bookmark