TITLE

Evolving Definitions of News

AUTHOR(S)
Bettag, Tom
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the evolving definition of news following the widespread adoption of the Internet. The Internet turns out to be the disseminator of gossip, rumor, conspiracy theories and fascinating urban myths. He explains the definition of news as what journalists say it is, according to old school journalists. They spoke as members of the journalism profession as even discussed journalism as public service. By claiming news as what they say it is, they are putting their reputations on the line.
ACCESSION #
23683082

 

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