PAPER: Has Internet changed journalistic sources?



Journalists appreciate easy and quick information, writes Maisa Hopeakunnas in her newly published paper in the Finnish journal Informaatiotutkimus.

In the article, Hopeakunnas notes that even though the Internet has changed the search for the information and sources, the journalists still use mainly other source types – documents and situational sources still rule over the ease of Internet search.

She suggests a new, journalistic information behavior process model to tease out the information behavior of journalists in the journalistic process.

Read the whole article here (in Finnish).

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