Communication & Society (Formerly Comunicación y Sociedad) (Jan 2013)

How open are journalists on Twitter? Trends towards the end-user journalism

  • José Manuel Noguera-Vivo

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 26, no. 1
pp. 95 – 116


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The many activities of journalists on Twitter should be analyzed. Are they doing a different kind of journalism? With a content analysis of 1125 tweets, this study reveals trends of some Spanish journalists using Twitter. A traditional role like gatekeeping can be highly amplified in terms of transparency and accountability with actions as retweeting or linking. The landscape offered by this platform is framed with the "ambient journalism", which will help to understand the proposal of this study: the end-user journalism. The findings will show the level of opening with the audience in aspects about replies, requests and linking.