Shift in influence: an argument for changes in studying gatekeeping

Patrick Ferrucci, Edson C. Tandoc

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This study utilizes an ethnography to examine the influences on news production processes at a digitally native news nonprofit. Prior literature suggests that communication routines remain the most powerful influence on news production, but this study’s findings suggest that because of the influx of different market models currently impacting the journalism industry, organizational level influences may be becoming more powerful than communication routines. These findings are investigated through the lens of gatekeeping theory with consideration for the implications for future gatekeeping research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-119
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Media Practice
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2 Sep 2017

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  • digital journalism
  • Gatekeeping
  • news
  • news production
  • nonprofit
  • organizational


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