New media, old criticism: Bloggers' press criticism and the journalistic field

Tim P. Vos, Stephanie Craft, Seth Ashley

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Abstract

Bourdieu's field theory suggests that the rise of the internet and blogs could generate a shift in the journalistic field-the realm where actors struggle for autonomy-as new agents gain access. This textual analysis of 282 items of media criticism appearing on highly trafficked blogs reveals an emphasis on traditional journalistic norms, suggesting a stable field. Occasional criticisms of the practicability of traditional norms and calls for greater transparency, however, may suggest an emerging paradigm shift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)850-868
Number of pages19
JournalJournalism
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bourdieu
  • bloggers
  • field theory
  • journalistic norms
  • media criticism
  • paradigm shift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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