Phd Thesis Journalism
“Keeping the line”, for example, has been spread throughout all Estonian media houses.Some editorial managers explained the need for this with the so-called heavy users or the readers always hungry for something new and clicking the refresh button.We found that, among other things, the readers primarily expect a comprehensive and thorough coverage, but also content that is created masterfully and diversely using the specifics of the web as a platform.And the audience is definitely not willing to pay for “units” containing information that can be found on Google for free.
Such “production of units for the line” is directed at quantity not quality.
This all reduces the trustworthiness and quality of journalism.
This is why I studied the skills journalists use in processing information or, more specifically, which skills they are able to use in their work.
The results of the three studies I conducted revealed a conflict: the online journalism newsrooms are orientated to constant and fast content creation which does not promote neither online-specific nor thorough treatment of topics.
Editorial managers expect the writers to publish a lot in a short time span, but not that the stories published are of high-quality, trustworthy and require journalistic or other skills.