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The Cyber-Newsroom: A Case Study of the Journalistic Paradigm in a News Narrative's Journey from a Newspaper to Cyberspace

Robinson, S.

Mass communication & society. VOL 12; NUMBER 4, ; 2009, 403-422 -- Taylor & Francis (pages 403-422) -- 2009

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  • Title:
    The Cyber-Newsroom: A Case Study of the Journalistic Paradigm in a News Narrative's Journey from a Newspaper to Cyberspace
  • Author: Robinson, S.
  • Found In: Mass communication & society. VOL 12; NUMBER 4, ; 2009, 403-422
  • Journal Title: Mass communication & society.
  • Subjects: Social Sciences Or Social Services; Dewey: 302.23
  • Publication Details: Taylor & Francis
  • Language: English
  • Abstract: This narrative and discourse analysis documents the multi-year news coverage of a scandalous mayoral investigation in The Spokesman-Review as it moved from a printed version to an online one. The article sought to determine how multimedia and interactivity changed the essential news' web of facticity (a Gaye Tuchman term). A traditional understanding of the news paradigm informed this case analysis. The most significant finding was that the news story of Spokane, Washington, Mayor Jim West in the newspaper transformed into a story about the process of newsgathering on the Internet. A new, second-order newsroom - a cyber-newsroom - was created where readers and journalists jointly disseminated and repaired the news. In the process, the traditional journalistic paradigm shifted, and a new more layered, more complex news narrative resulted. A new model, called the “Cyber-Newsroom,” is proposed.
  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 1520-5436
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Accrual Information: Quarterly
  • Shelfmark(s): 5387.905000
  • UIN: ETOCRN271079617

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