Blogging journalists

Paul Bradshaw (Birmingham City University, UK)

While much has been written about the potential of blogs to transform journalism, little research exists on if and how that potential has been realized as mainstream media have adopted the format. Based on a survey of 200 professional journalists with blogs in 29 countries, this paper seeks to identify what effect, if any, blogging has had on professional journalism practice. The findings suggest that, in generating ideas and leads, in gathering information, in news production, and most of all in the relationship with the audience, the networked, iterative and conversational nature of the blog format is changing how many journalists work in a number of ways.

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