Maintaining journalistic identity with major mistakes

The study “The “major mea culpa:” Journalistic Discursive Techniques When Professional Norms are Broken” by Erica Salkin and Kevin Grieves from Whitworth University looked at how media organizations talk about their significant errors – errors that cannot be brushed aside simply by posting a correction. Journalism lacks a formal certification process like the one in … Continued


Selective exposure and selective avoidance of algorithm-written news stories

New study “ Source Credibility Matters: Does Automated Journalism Inspire Selective Exposure?” by Chenyan Jia and Thomas J. Johnson from University of Texas in Austin investigated an emerging field of journalism: automated journalism.  Specifically, how selective exposure and selective avoidance of news stories was practiced comparing stories that were declared to have been written by … Continued