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dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.authorForde, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.editorManuel Castells and Larry Grossen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:28:06Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:28:06Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-09T22:48:00Z
dc.identifier.issn19328036en_US
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent135336 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherUSC Annenberg Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/928en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom195en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto214en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Communicationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedia Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200104en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190301en_US
dc.titleThe Silent Partner: News Agencies and 21st Century Newsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 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.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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