Sociability, Speed and Quality in the Changing News Environment

Phillips, Angela. 2012. Sociability, Speed and Quality in the Changing News Environment. Journalism Practice, 6(5-6), pp. 669-679. ISSN 1751-2786 [Article]

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Speed and quality used to be considered the twin pillars of “good” journalism. Now there is a third pillar: sociability. It is no longer enough to be “first with the news”, nor is it sufficient to be comprehensive and trustworthy. It is now increasingly considered necessary to ensure that news is produced in a form that is capable of spreading virally. This paper considers the way in which “viral” transmission is impacting on the work of news journalists and news organisations.

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies > Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre
Research Office > REF2014


6 June 2012Published

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04 Oct 2013 14:11

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27 Jun 2017 15:03

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