Assessing Collaboration in One Media Ecosystem

John Hatcher, Dana Thayer

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Abstract

This case study explores relationships among news organizations in one media ecosystem to determine how willing journalists may be to form a more collaborative information network. A three-step, mixed methodological approach is employed: the ecosystem was “mapped”; an ongoing dialogue with journalists was initiated, and in-depth interviews were conducted with journalists and community storytellers to understand existing news flow in this region. Preliminary findings suggest a willingness to collaborate; however, legacy media may have more reservations about collaboration than journalists at community newspapers, public broadcasting stations, and entrepreneurial startups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1283-1301
Number of pages19
JournalJournalism Practice
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2017

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Keywords

  • citizen journalism
  • community engagement
  • mapping
  • media collaboration
  • media ecosystem

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Assessing Collaboration in One Media Ecosystem. / Hatcher, John; Thayer, Dana.

In: Journalism Practice, Vol. 11, No. 10, 26.11.2017, p. 1283-1301.

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Hatcher, John ; Thayer, Dana. / Assessing Collaboration in One Media Ecosystem. In: Journalism Practice. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. 10. pp. 1283-1301.
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