The Resource Political reporters' self-perception on social media : a study of the Los Angeles times Washington Bureau, Xiaonan Wang

Political reporters' self-perception on social media : a study of the Los Angeles times Washington Bureau, Xiaonan Wang

Label
Political reporters' self-perception on social media : a study of the Los Angeles times Washington Bureau
Title
Political reporters' self-perception on social media
Title remainder
a study of the Los Angeles times Washington Bureau
Statement of responsibility
Xiaonan Wang
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Contributor
Author
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This case study examines how journalists express their professional and personal identities on social media by looking into a subset of political reporters working for the Los Angeles Times Washington DC Bureau. The study adopts a qualitative triangulation methodology combining textual analysis, in-depth interviews and participant observation during a 3.5-month period, which were carried about in a sequential and then circular way. The results show that the political reporters perceive themselves primarily as professional journalists and try to act accordingly within both personal and professional networks; the reporters try to play a larger disseminator function on social media and a limited interpreter role, while they are wary about the adversarial and populist mobilizer functions. The reporters use lower professional standards in gatekeeping their social media streams. They show commonalities in finding the bottom line of political objectivity, but there are some muddled areas between. In the face of dilemma, the reporters use it as an alert to step back and act conservatively. The research contributes to the current literature that mainly relies on anecdotal evidence, and capture a sketch in the fast-changing media landscape to help news professionals and media managerial personnel evaluate the risks and chances in the digital trend
Cataloging source
MUU
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Wang, Xiaonan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Volz, Yong
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  • Journalists
  • Internet in public relations
  • Self-presentation in mass media
  • Social media
  • Journalism
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Internet in public relations
  • Self-presentation in mass media
  • Social media
  • Journalism
  • Los Angeles Times (Firm)
Label
Political reporters' self-perception on social media : a study of the Los Angeles times Washington Bureau, Xiaonan Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Fall 2012."
  • Professional project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri--Columbia, School of Journalism
  • Committee chair: Yong Volz
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
841398335
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 167 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841398335
Label
Political reporters' self-perception on social media : a study of the Los Angeles times Washington Bureau, Xiaonan Wang
Publication
Note
  • "Fall 2012."
  • Professional project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri--Columbia, School of Journalism
  • Committee chair: Yong Volz
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
841398335
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 167 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841398335

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