The Turkish Online Journal of Design, Art and Communication (Jul 2022)

REPORTING AND INTERVIEWING STYLES OF PROFESSIONAL AND CITIZEN REPORTERS ON PERISCOPE

  • Gökmen Hakan Karadağ

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 3
pp. 703 – 720

Abstract

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Live broadcast, being in the monopoly of the traditional media in the past, has become a broadcasting opportunity accessible to much more people thanks to the developing digital technology nowadays. This opportunity is even available to anybody using a cellular phone through applications that make live streaming possible by a single touch. Periscope, which is a mobile live streaming application, is one of them. This study aims to identify, classify and reveal the properties of various reporting and interviewing styles in the new media by conducting the quantitative, qualitative and discourse analysis of the live streaming of the professional and citizen reporters on Periscope. Thus, also the answer to the question, whether the content produced on Periscope is in compliance with the format of that medium is investigated. In this study, it has been questioned what the data at hand points for facilitating the professionals, who use Periscope independently from their roles within the conventional media or as a complementary to their roles in the conventional media and the citizens, who use it for journalistic purposes to create an effective alternative in this new platform.

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