Tag Archives: AEJMC

Wikipedia vs. Encyclopedia Britannica

Wikipedia poses a great challenge to traditional encyclopedias, which for centuries have set the standards of society‚Äôs knowledge with their printed editions. My research partner Marcia W. DiStaso from Penn State and I, therefore, studied the impact of social media … Continue reading

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New study: Wikipedia’s use for news reports

Journalism Practice has published one of my studies that analyzes how national newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. The study “How US national newspapers frame and use the online encyclopedia in their … Continue reading

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Which business models can you still teach young journalists?

It’s a paradigm shift that unsettles many longtime editors and reporters. Journalists today need to worry about the business of news. Especially young journalists need to get involved in the new media business strategies or tackle the lack thereof in … Continue reading

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Blog sources have no name

At this year’s AEJMC conference in Denver, Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami and I presented a research paper (“Sources without a name”) that tracked the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, we applied … Continue reading

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