At last, article out in print!
Well, it'll be in print soon. For now, it's available via Sage Publications' Online First program, which makes articles available online ahead of print.
After years of research and multiple drafts, I am excited to announce that I have an article published in Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. The article is titled "‘Tweet or be sacked’: Twitter and the new elements of journalistic practice." Here's a link to the online version. I am also attaching a nearly identical version, since there are far too many barriers to access this and other, similar publications. Here is the abstract for the article:
Twitter has gained notoriety in the field of journalism due in part to its ubiquity and powerful interactional affordances. Through a combination of digital ethnography and content analysis, this article analyzes journalistic practice and meta-discourse on Twitter. Whereas most applications of Bourdieu’s field theory focus on macro-level dynamics, this study addresses the micro- and mezzo-level elements of journalism, including practices, capital, habitus, and doxa. Findings suggest that each of these elements is undergoing notable change as the journalistic field adapts to the networked era. Furthermore, this article constructs a typology of Twitter-journalism practices and demonstrates Twitter’s role in the transformation of journalistic norms, values, and means of distinction. It argues that these changes have contributed to new opportunities for capital exchange as well as to the emergence of a hybrid, networked habitus that integrates values and practices from the traditional journalistic field with those from digital and nonprofessional origins.
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