Traditional Reporting More Credible than Citizen News

Alecia Swasy, Edson Tandoc, Manu Bhandari, Rachel Davis

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In an experiment comparing traditional news reporting to citizen blogs, university students rated traditional journalism as more credible than citizen journalism. Also, participants assessed straight news articles as more credible than opinionated reports of the same news.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-236
Number of pages12
JournalNewspaper Research Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2015

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  • citizen journalism
  • credibility
  • Internet
  • MAIN model
  • news consumption
  • traditional journalists


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