New technologies, old practices: The conservative revolution in communication between reporters and news sources in the Israeli press

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Abstract

The study explores to what extent new communication technologies have played a revolutionizing role in the ways in which news reporters acquire information. Reporters reconstructed how they used different technologies in order to obtain each of their sampled items, both before and after the introduction of new communication technologies into the Israeli daily press. Changes appear to be minor. Reporters continued to contact sources directly, negotiate their versions orally, and use technologies to replace physical presence at news scenes and face-to-face interviews. This relative stability might reflect the fact that, in the interplay between forces for continuity (represented by the ongoing patterns of newswork) and forces for change (suggested by the new technologies), the role of the former has been dominant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-570
Number of pages19
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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