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Journalists’ and news editors’ views on children as news subjects in Albanian media Exploring issues of newsworthiness and self-censorship

Emiljano Kaziaj (UGent)
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Abstract This article explores the views of journalists and news editors on children in Albania, through a series of interviews with noted media professionals. This study finds that stories about children are not considered as newsworthy and children are mostly seen as unreliable stand-alone sources by journalists and news editors. As a mechanism to mitigate the risks of being refused by their editors, journalists increase the newsworthiness of children-focused news items by directing the story towards adults (mostly politicians) and by quoting them. Considering children’s perspectives in news coverage is essential, as it contributes to a social order that acknowledges children’s agency.
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journalists, television news, children, self-censorship, Albania, newsworthiness

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Kaziaj, Emiljano. 2018. “Journalists’ and News Editors' Views on Children as News Subjects in Albanian Media Exploring Issues of Newsworthiness and Self-censorship.” Ed. Leon Barkho. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies 7 (2): 351–370.
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Kaziaj, E. (2018). Journalists’ and news editors' views on children as news subjects in Albanian media Exploring issues of newsworthiness and self-censorship. (L. Barkho, Ed.)JOURNAL OF APPLIED JOURNALISM & MEDIA STUDIES , 7(2), 351–370.
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Kaziaj E. Journalists’ and news editors' views on children as news subjects in Albanian media Exploring issues of newsworthiness and self-censorship. Barkho L, editor. JOURNAL OF APPLIED JOURNALISM & MEDIA STUDIES . Bristol, United Kingdom: Intellect; 2018;7(2):351–70.
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Kaziaj, Emiljano. “Journalists’ and News Editors' Views on Children as News Subjects in Albanian Media Exploring Issues of Newsworthiness and Self-censorship.” Ed. Leon Barkho. JOURNAL OF APPLIED JOURNALISM & MEDIA STUDIES 7.2 (2018): 351–370. Print.
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  keyword      = {journalists,television news,children,self-censorship,Albania,newsworthiness},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
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  title        = {Journalists{\textquoteright} and news editors{\textquoteright} views on children as news subjects in Albanian media Exploring issues of newsworthiness and self-censorship},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ajms.7.2.351\_1},
  volume       = {7},
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