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“The next tweet could get you fired!” – or promoted?

Ottovordemgentschenfelde, Svenja (2016) “The next tweet could get you fired!” – or promoted? POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (04 Oct 2016). Website.

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Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE Many news organizations have introduced internal guidelines or policies for journalists using social platforms such as Twitter (for example, see BBC News’ social media guidance here). While these have become commonplace in newsrooms, variation remains, both in journalists’ awareness of their existence, and in their content and institutional enforcement. I spoke to 26 political journalists, who work for some of the most influential legacy media organizations in the country, both in print and broadcasting. I wanted to know about the influences that shape and drive their Twitter use, as well as the benefits they get from engaging with the platform and its users.¹

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 07:48
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:41

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