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Raising an alternative voice: assessing the role and value of the global alternative news agency inter press service

Stijn Joye UGent (2009) JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC. 16(3). p.5-20
abstract
Inter Press Service (IPS) is widely considered to be distinctly different from the conventional news agency. Research on this alternative news agency has mainly focused on the IPS news to underwrite this statement, but much less attention has been paid to the broader production context. Drawing on the findings of twenty-six semi-structured in-depth interviews, this article explores the value and role of IPS in the digital news market of the 21st century as perceived by staff members, stakeholders and independent scholars. In general, interviewees argue that IPS and its news copy are a useful and necessary addition to mainstream news media, as well as a crucial source of information and a partner for the global civil society. However, the study also indicates that IPS will need to face a number of professional, organisational and financial challenges if the news agency aspires to continue its unique role of sensitising the public and bridging the information gap between North and South.
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publication status
published
subject
keyword
COMMUNICATION
journal title
JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC
Javnost-Public
volume
16
issue
3
pages
5 - 20
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000271788400001
JCR category
COMMUNICATION
JCR impact factor
0.18 (2009)
JCR rank
51/54 (2009)
JCR quartile
4 (2009)
ISSN
1318-3222
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
771511
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-771511
date created
2009-11-02 09:09:48
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2011-10-14 15:19:00
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  author       = {Joye, Stijn},
  issn         = {1318-3222},
  journal      = {JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC},
  keyword      = {COMMUNICATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {5--20},
  title        = {Raising an alternative voice: assessing the role and value of the global alternative news agency inter press service},
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  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Joye, Stijn. 2009. “Raising an Alternative Voice: Assessing the Role and Value of the Global Alternative News Agency Inter Press Service.” Javnost-the Public 16 (3): 5–20.
APA
Joye, S. (2009). Raising an alternative voice: assessing the role and value of the global alternative news agency inter press service. JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC, 16(3), 5–20.
Vancouver
1.
Joye S. Raising an alternative voice: assessing the role and value of the global alternative news agency inter press service. JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC. 2009;16(3):5–20.
MLA
Joye, Stijn. “Raising an Alternative Voice: Assessing the Role and Value of the Global Alternative News Agency Inter Press Service.” JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC 16.3 (2009): 5–20. Print.