Social Media and the Newsroom: New Relationships, New Policies, New Practices

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter offers a much-needed organisational perspective on the introduction of social media to journalism practice. While most organisational research about journalism has focussed on the economics of news, Bossio instead analyses the new relationships in the newsroom that have managed workplace change and how these have provided both opportunities and limitations to journalism practice. The chapter uses a comparative case study of the introduction of online and social media production at The Age newspaper in Melbourne to illustrate the relationships between management and editorial staff and how they contributed to the success of new technologies in the newsroom.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swinburne UniversityHawthornAustralia

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