Advanced search
1 file | 771.31 KB Add to list

About pseudo quarrels and trustworthiness : a multi-method study of health journalism, sourcing practices and Twitter

Annelore Deprez (UGent) and Sarah Van Leuven (UGent)
(2018) JOURNALISM STUDIES . 19(9). p.1257-1274
Author
Organization
Abstract
Digital technology, the internet and mobile media are transforming the journalism and media landscape by influencing the sourcing process. We combined in-depth interviews and a content analysis of the 1424 Twitter“followings”of eight Belgian health journalists to clarify how they use the platform to monitor and use sources. The findings show that top-down actors are overrepresented in the journalists’ sourcing practices and that Twitter is not used to reach out to bottom-up actors, especially ordinary citizens. We found that health journalists mainly use Twitter to monitor other media actors, indicating a process of inter-media agenda setting. In line with previous studies, health experts are the second most important group of sources as they play an important role in translating complex health matters. Overall, the interviews suggest that Twitter is used in a basic fashion for news sourcing, mainly to stay up to date and search for story ideas.
Keywords
Communication, health journalism, inter-media agenda setting, network society, news access, sourcing practices, Twitter

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • application/force-download
    • |
    • 771.31 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Deprez, Annelore, and Sarah Van Leuven. “About Pseudo Quarrels and Trustworthiness : a Multi-method Study of Health Journalism, Sourcing Practices and Twitter.” JOURNALISM STUDIES  19.9 (2018): 1257–1274. Print.
APA
Deprez, A., & Van Leuven, S. (2018). About pseudo quarrels and trustworthiness : a multi-method study of health journalism, sourcing practices and Twitter. JOURNALISM STUDIES  , 19(9), 1257–1274.
Chicago author-date
Deprez, Annelore, and Sarah Van Leuven. 2018. “About Pseudo Quarrels and Trustworthiness : a Multi-method Study of Health Journalism, Sourcing Practices and Twitter.” Journalism Studies  19 (9): 1257–1274.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Deprez, Annelore, and Sarah Van Leuven. 2018. “About Pseudo Quarrels and Trustworthiness : a Multi-method Study of Health Journalism, Sourcing Practices and Twitter.” Journalism Studies  19 (9): 1257–1274.
Vancouver
1.
Deprez A, Van Leuven S. About pseudo quarrels and trustworthiness : a multi-method study of health journalism, sourcing practices and Twitter. JOURNALISM STUDIES  . 2018;19(9):1257–74.
IEEE
[1]
A. Deprez and S. Van Leuven, “About pseudo quarrels and trustworthiness : a multi-method study of health journalism, sourcing practices and Twitter,” JOURNALISM STUDIES                                        , vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 1257–1274, 2018.
@article{8501038,
  abstract     = {Digital technology, the internet and mobile media are transforming the journalism and media landscape by influencing the sourcing process. We combined in-depth interviews and a content analysis of the 1424 Twitter“followings”of eight Belgian health journalists to clarify how they use the platform to monitor and use sources. The findings show that top-down actors are overrepresented in the journalists’ sourcing practices and that Twitter is not used to reach out to bottom-up actors, especially ordinary citizens. We found that health journalists mainly use Twitter to monitor other media actors, indicating a process of inter-media agenda setting. In line with previous studies, health experts are the second most important group of sources as they play an important role in translating complex health matters. Overall, the interviews suggest that Twitter is used in a basic fashion for news sourcing, mainly to stay up to date and search for story ideas.},
  author       = {Deprez, Annelore and Van Leuven, Sarah},
  issn         = {1461-670X},
  journal      = {JOURNALISM STUDIES                                         },
  keywords     = {Communication,health journalism,inter-media agenda setting,network society,news access,sourcing practices,Twitter},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {1257--1274},
  title        = {About pseudo quarrels and trustworthiness : a multi-method study of health journalism, sourcing practices and Twitter},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1461670x.2016.1266910},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2018},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: