Tapping into community conversations : how broadcast journalists' social media routines influence content and sourcing
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Broadcast journalists serve two masters: the long-reigning broadcast and its digital brother. Digital journalism encompasses many things: it is just as much a Facebook post as it is free standing websites made of HTML. Both rookie and veteran broadcast news reporters have grown to expect digital journalism as a part of their everyday work. They experiment; they push the limits. But a broadcast journalist does more than take selfies and tweet links to her stories. This research illustrates how broadcast journalists’ work across platforms is a byproduct of their own routines, as well as a representation of their expectations and stations’ values.