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Title: “Don’t be stupid.” The role of social media policies in journalistic boundary-setting
Authors: Duffy, Andrew
Knight, Megan
Keywords: Boundary-setting
DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication
Social Media Policies
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Duffy, A., & Knight, M. (2018). "Don’t be Stupid". The role of social media policies in journalistic boundary-setting Journalism Studies, 20(7), 932-951. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2018.1467782
Series/Report no.: Journalism Studies
Abstract: Social media are now firmly embedded in professional newsrooms, and policies and guidance within these newsrooms have evolved to include social media activities. These policies articulate and expose the underlying assumptions of the role of these new media within the traditional boundaries of the newsroom. Through thematic analysis of the policies of 17 news organizations, this research identifies and explicates the ways in which professional news organizations have moved and reinforced the boundaries of newswork to both include social media, and to bring social media under its control—to the extent of requiring newsworkers to subsume their personal online identities under their professional ones. The research identifies a number of areas of further research, including analysis of compliance with these policies and resistance to them on the part of newsworkers.
ISSN: 1461-670X
DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2018.1467782
Rights: © 2018 Informa UK Limited. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journalism Studies on 9 May 2018, available online:
Fulltext Permission: open
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