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Partnerships and Public Service: Normative Issues for Journalists in Converged Newsrooms
Journal of Mass Media Ethics (2006)
  • Jane B. Singer, University of Iowa
Abstract

As media companies test and implement newsroom "convergence," growing numbers of journalists are producing content not only for their own employer but also for other media outlets with which that employer has a business relationship. This article, based on case studies in 4 converged news markets, explores journalists' perceptions of normative pressures in this new media environment, particularly in relation to the overarching concept of public service. The findings suggest that although journalists do not see convergence itself as posing significant ethical problems, they do raise concerns related to specific components of public service, including a devotion to accuracy, an avoidance of sensationalism, and independence from economic pressures.

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2006
Citation Information
Jane B. Singer. "Partnerships and Public Service: Normative Issues for Journalists in Converged Newsrooms" Journal of Mass Media Ethics Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jane_singer/9/