Are Blogs Changing the News Values of Newspaper Reporters?

By Mary Lou Sheffer and Brad Schultz WJMCR 16 (July 2009) Introduction|Research Questions|Method|Results|Discussion|Conclusion Abstract Traditional news outlets such as newspapers are incorporating blogs as part of their content in an effort to reach new audiences. Because blogs are typically opinionated and personal how newspapers present their blogs could indicate a shift from traditional journalism values. This […]

Reporters as Sources: To What Degree Do Broadcast News Personnel Offer Expert Testimony in News Stories?

Rhonda Gibson & Joe Bob Hester [WJMCR 5:1 December 2001] Sections:  Abstract|Introduction|Research Questions|Method|Results|Discussion Abstract This study examines the extent to which broadcast news personnel have taken it upon themselves to interpret the news. Specifically, this study looks at the extent ofspeculation as to the outcomes of events covered in the news and the motivations for actions. […]