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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Jane
dc.contributor.authorForde, Susan
dc.contributor.editorManuel Castells and Larry Gross
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:28:06Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:28:06Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-05-09T22:48:00Z
dc.identifier.issn1932-8036
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44988
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the ubiquitous presence of news agencies (or wire services) in the daily news. While considering the international environment, it focuses on the sole Australian news agency, Australian Associated Press (AAP), and on its dominance within the Australian news landscape. The article presents the findings of two case studies, tracing press releases through AAP and into the daily news around the world, while also analyzing the media culture that accepts copy from news agencies as "gospel"-a commodity to be used and reused without checking accuracy, and often without attribution. In addition, we identify that the heightened status of news agency copy, coupled with the "not wrong for long" approach which permeates online news, is a combination which increases the potential for error and inaccuracy. The article suggests the need for a shakeup in how media researchers view news sources, as well as a closer analysis of news agency domination within the news environment. Drawing on political economy theory, it sets the foundations for a larger study which could investigate the contemporary production of news.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent135336 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUSC Annenberg Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/928
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom195
dc.relation.ispartofpageto214
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Communication
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchScreen and digital media
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and media studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedia studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode470105
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode470107
dc.titleThe Silent Partner: News Agencies and 21st Century News
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the authors.
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorForde, Susan R.


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