The impact of technology on news reporting: A longitudinal perspective

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Abstract

Based on measurements across the past decade, this paper challenges common wisdom about new technologies' transformative impact on news reporting. The telephone still reigns as queen of the news production battlefield, while use of the Internet and social media as news sources remains marginal. In face-to-face reconstruction interviews, news reporters at three leading national Israeli dailies detailed reporting of recently published items. Findings conform to the Compulsion to Proximity theory, in which technological impact on professional and lay actors is restrained by the need to maintain richer interactions based on copresence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-434
Number of pages18
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Volume90
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2013

Keywords

  • News and reporting
  • Print media
  • Quantitative methodology

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