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dc.creatorMourão, Rachel R.
dc.creatorMolyneux, Logan
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-21T16:00:19Z
dc.date.available2020-09-21T16:00:19Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-31
dc.identifier.citationRachel R. Mourão & Logan Molyneux (2020) Tweeting Outside the Lines: Normalization and Fragmentation as Political Reporters Break from the Mainstream, Journalism Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2020.1771753
dc.identifier.issn1751-2794
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/374
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/391
dc.description.abstractThe field of journalism is experiencing intense diversification in form and message while trying to overcome widespread public disaffection by reinforcing professional norms. This study focuses on two forces—normalization and fragmentation—by observing them at work on social media. We analyzed content and interactions from mainstream and non-mainstream political journalists covering a 2016 U.S. presidential debate. Forces of normalization would draw these two groups of reporters together in a monolithic, widespread practice, perhaps including both newer and older methods. Forces of fragmentation, on the other hand, would drive groups of practitioners further apart, with clearer lines separating mainstream journalism from its offshoots. The key question is where these similarities and differences between mainstream and non-mainstream journalists arise. Findings suggest divergence in objectivity and gatekeeping, and convergence in campaign coverage practices. The evidence suggests that, on Twitter, mainstream reporters insulate themselves by interacting mainly with other journalists, while non-mainstream journalists offer openly partisan interpretations and seek out audience participation and engagement, often from people sharing their viewpoints.
dc.format.extent20 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartJournalism Practice
dc.relation.isreferencedbyRoutledge
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectNormalization
dc.subjectFragmentation
dc.subjectSocial media
dc.subjectJournalism
dc.subjectPolitical communication
dc.subjectElections
dc.titleTweeting outside the lines: Normalization and fragmentation as political reporters break from the mainstream
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dc.type.genrePost-print
dc.description.departmentJournalism
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2020.1771753
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dc.description.schoolcollegeKlein College of Media and Communication
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-7382-3065
dc.temple.creatorMolyneux, Logan
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-21T16:00:19Z
dc.embargo.lift2021-12-01


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