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Twitter, News Aggegators & Co: Journalistic Gatekeeping in the Age of Digital Media Culture
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Technology and Aesthetics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

With the advent of blogs, search engines, RSS and news feeds, the role of online journalists as those who shape everyone’s social reality has decreased. . Currently because of emerging digital tools and outlets, “amateurs” have the ability to not only assemble their own news stream, but they can also publish their own material to a wide audience in only seconds. Gatekeeping is a fundamental concept of media studies and has long been a tool to determine the power of journalists over society. However, digital media requires reconsidering gatekeeping in the traditional sense, as new gatekeepers, such as Twitter-users, “gatejumpers,” new forms of digital influencers, and content aggregators also have gatekeeping power. In my research, I will review and examine the relationship of traditional journalism pratices for gatekeeping in comparison to online journalists.

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2014. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Gatekeeping theory, Digital Media, Online journalism, journalistic identity, Shoemaker & Vos, audience gatekeeping
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5834Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivexA93C2D249092D483C1257CF8004C4939OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-5834DiVA: diva2:833239
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2014-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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