Raising our game: effects of citizen journalism on Twitter for professional identity and working practices of British sport journalists

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Abstract

This article presents a study that examined what citizen journalism on Twitter has meant for the professional identity and working practices of British sport journalists, using data from a series of in-depth, semistructured interviews. Sport journalists recognized the need to strive for higher professional standards to ensure that their output is of greater cultural significance than that of citizen journalists. Trust—achieved through the ideologies of truth, reliability, and insight—was seen as essential to achieving this distinction. The democratization of breaking news has meant that red-top tabloid and 24-hr rolling news environments must reinvent themselves by making greater use of other journalistic practices including investigative reporting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-433
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Communication
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

Bibliographical note

© 2013 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Keywords

  • sport media
  • Web 2.0
  • new media
  • social media

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