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Re-imagining crisis reporting: Professional ideology of journalists and citizen eyewitness images
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
2013 (English)In: Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, ISSN 1464-8849, E-ISSN 1741-3001, Vol. 14, no 7, 960-977 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study, based on interviews with journalists representing major news organizations in Finland and Sweden, explores how the professional ideology of journalists is shaped by the international trend of citizen witnessing. Citizen-created photographs and videos that have become a routine feature of mainstream news coverage are approached as a potential force of change that transforms professional imaginaries of journalism vis-a-vis crisis events. From journalists' lines of thought three interpretative repertoires were identified: resistance, resignation and renewal. Our results hint at a rethinking of the professional norms and roles of journalists.

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2013. Vol. 14, no 7, 960-977 p.
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Citizen journalism, crisis reporting, photojournalism, professional ideology, witnessing
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-95762DOI: 10.1177/1464884913479055ISI: 000325279500008OAI: diva2:662027


Available from: 2013-11-05 Created: 2013-11-04 Last updated: 2013-11-05Bibliographically approved

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