Before I continue with the rest of the Economics for Beginners series, I think it’s important that I take some time to explain what Economics actually is, since there seems to be a great deal of confusion both here on HubPages, and on the Internet in general. We identified the predictors of device ownership and multi-platform news consumption and discussed the implications for multi-platform news publishing. This article looks at the commonly understood rules and guidelines, which are set out and regularly modified in the Associated Press Stylebook, for how news about the Middle East ought” to look and sound for US readers. Our aim is to study how this building of expertise takes place at meetings with a particular focus on the decision-making process concerning ideas for new news stories. Lewis et al. (2008) and Davies (2008) provided examples of this behaviour by UK newspapers.
In order to do this, we perform linguistic analysis of news production practices, as we investigate how the journalists’ ideas for potential news stories are eliminated by the editor at the daily newsroom meetings. Furthermore, in attributing citizen-made content to news agencies and mediation channels, the incorporation practices treat intermediation as a source of credibility.
The elimination of ideas for news stories are not just eliminations; they are also corrections of culturally undesirable behaviour producing and reproducing the proper perception of an important object of knowledge – what constitutes ‘a good news story’ – in this community of practice. In the midst of excessive business and financial-related information, the ability of US journalism to explain how and for whom transnational economic processes proceed remains provisional. Online news media, a new yet popular segment, has emerged in the past decade in the wake of India’s rapid integration into the global economy.
Basing news coverage on such content challenged journalistic understandings of credibility as produced by professional routines, thus disturbing the foundation of epistemic authority on which professional journalism builds. This article investigates how the positioning of citizen micro-journalism was textually negotiated in news reports by attributing different degrees of epistemic authority to citizen-made content.
Deconstructing the process of constructing epistemologically authoritative news thus highlights how mediation, news values, source practices, and image conventions are relied on to perform credibility. The news media scenario in India has been transformed substantially in the post-liberalization period as privatization and deregulation have facilitated cross-border flows of capital and technology. The article also revisits the concept of professionalism” with regard to a traditional broadcaster’s implementation of a 24/7 news channel within its existing newsroom.