Journalistic objectivity redefined? Wikinews and the neutral point of view

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93362
Title:
Journalistic objectivity redefined? Wikinews and the neutral point of view
Authors:
Thorsen, E. (Einar)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Thorsen, E. (2008) 'Journalistic objectivity redefined? Wikinews and the neutral point of view', New Media & Society, 10 (6), pp.935-954.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
New Media & Society
Issue Date:
Dec-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93362
DOI:
10.1177/1461444808096252
Abstract:
Wikinews is a news website which allows anyone with internet access to publish and edit journalistic content directly on its site without prior authorization or registration. This article examines the way in which Wikinews contributors negotiate its 'neutral point of view' policy, which differs from the traditional sense of journalistic objectivity in the way that it is both defined and implemented. The study encompasses a detailed review of 2332 news articles and their associated 'talk pages', published in the period from November 2004 to July 2005. Close textual analysis is used to conduct a qualitative study of a selection of these Wikinews articles, their documented editorial history and referenced sources, so as to offer a thorough critique of the 'neutral point of view' policy, as assessment is made of the importance of the Wikinews model for online journalism more widely.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
citizen journalism; collaboration; dialogic interaction; neutrality; objectivity; online journalism; Wikinews
ISSN:
1461-4448
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 02/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 02/03/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThorsen, E. (Einar)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-02T11:34:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-02T11:34:58Z-
dc.date.issued2008-12-
dc.identifier.citationNew Media & Society; 10 (6): 935-954en
dc.identifier.issn1461-4448-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1461444808096252-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93362-
dc.description.abstractWikinews is a news website which allows anyone with internet access to publish and edit journalistic content directly on its site without prior authorization or registration. This article examines the way in which Wikinews contributors negotiate its 'neutral point of view' policy, which differs from the traditional sense of journalistic objectivity in the way that it is both defined and implemented. The study encompasses a detailed review of 2332 news articles and their associated 'talk pages', published in the period from November 2004 to July 2005. Close textual analysis is used to conduct a qualitative study of a selection of these Wikinews articles, their documented editorial history and referenced sources, so as to offer a thorough critique of the 'neutral point of view' policy, as assessment is made of the importance of the Wikinews model for online journalism more widely.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 02/03/2010]en
dc.subjectcitizen journalismen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectdialogic interactionen
dc.subjectneutralityen
dc.subjectobjectivityen
dc.subjectonline journalismen
dc.subjectWikinewsen
dc.titleJournalistic objectivity redefined? Wikinews and the neutral point of viewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalNew Media & Societyen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 02/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardThorsen, E. (2008) 'Journalistic objectivity redefined? Wikinews and the neutral point of view', New Media & Society, 10 (6), pp.935-954.-
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