This study seeks to understand how journalists deal with story/truth-making in their daily news practice, based on in-depth interviews with 67 journalists from Belgium and the Netherlands. The findings revealed a difference between news makers and storytellers and related differences in the way journalists prepare and present news stories. In preparing stories, news makers consider pegs and predefined angles as vital, while storytellers see them as obstacles. In presenting stories, newsmakers defend many of the journalistic conventions challenged by storytellers. The findings are discussed in terms of boundary work and in the light of the ubiquity of online news.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Official Research Journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Apr 2018|
|Event||International Symposium on Online Journalism - Austin, Austin, United States|
Duration: 13 Apr 2018 → 14 Apr 2018