“Don’t read me the news, tell me the story”: How news makers and storytellers negotiate journalism’s boundaries when preparing and presenting news stories

J.L.J. Boesman, I.C. Costera-Meijer

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-32
Number of pages20
JournalOfficial Research Journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2018
EventInternational Symposium on Online Journalism - Austin, Austin, United States
Duration: 13 Apr 201814 Apr 2018

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