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Hybrid Norms in News and Journalism

Andrew Chadwick

in The Hybrid Media System

Published in print October 2017 | ISBN: 9780190696726
Published online August 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190696764 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190696726.003.0009

Series: Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

Hybrid Norms in News and Journalism

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Chapters 8 and 9 employ an ethnographic approach to explore in more detail the hybrid media system's evolving norms. Here the context switches back to Britain and the analysis draws upon evidence the author gathered from insider interviews in 2010, 2011, and 2012 with those working in a range of organizations at the heart of Britain's media-politics nexus in London. Chapter 8 draws upon fieldwork among journalists; program-makers and editors working in radio, television, newspaper, magazine, and news agency organizations; independent bloggers; and senior regulatory staff at the Office of Communications (OFCOM) and the Press Complaints Commission (PCC). This ethnography reveals much boundary-drawing, boundary-blurring, and boundary-crossing, as the logics of older and newer media interact, compete, and coevolve.

Keywords: norms; boundary work; ethnography; news; journalism; blogging; television; radio; newspapers; internet; hybridity; media logics

Chapter.  16675 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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