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    Do online, offline, and multiplatform journalists differ in their professional principles and practices? Findings from a multinational study

    Henkel, Imke and Thurman, N. and Möller, J. and Trilling, D. (2020) Do online, offline, and multiplatform journalists differ in their professional principles and practices? Findings from a multinational study. Journalism Studies 21 (10), pp. 1363-1383. ISSN 1461-670X.

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    Abstract

    Onlinejournalistsareoftenbelieved,notleastintheindustryitself,to followdi?erentprofessionalstandardsfromtheirprintandbroadcast colleagues. There is, however, little empirical evidence to support or to refute this perception. This paper intends to help ?ll that gap by investigating whether o?ine and online journalists di?er in their professional principles and practices. Drawing on previous conceptual research by Deuze, we operationalize the concept of journalism as an ideology comprising four ideal professional values: public service, objectivity, autonomy, and ethics. Using survey data from the Worlds of Journalism Study we compare professional principles and practices among online, o?ine, and multiplatform journalists in nine Western and Eastern European countries (N= 6,089). We ?nd, contrary to previous research, that principles and practices among online and o?ine journalists broadly conform. However, we also ?nd that online journalists are more likely than their o?ine colleagues to ?nd justi?cation for publishing unveri?ed information and less interested in holding politicians to account, despite reporting that they have more freedom to select and frame news stories. We also ?nd important di?erences between our samples of Western and Eastern European journalists.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2021 13:55
    Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 19:44
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45959

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