The Future is Not Black and White: A Study of a Twitter-based Community of Practice on the Future of Newspapers

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Title: The Future is Not Black and White: A Study of a Twitter-based Community of Practice on the Future of Newspapers
Authors: Kealey, Caitlin
Date: 2012
Abstract: Social media has created a two-pronged dilemma for the journalism world. On one side is an attack of the basic notions of identity and authority for an age-old profession while on the other side supporting journalists by making available an endless amount of new tools and resources for them to work with. This thesis establishes and examines the online community of practice that has formed in the crosshair of the two sides, where the future of newspapers is a hotly debated subject. Using innovative data collection, the conversations of 20 experts is studied qualitatively through computer mediated discourse analysis to examine and explore the debate while providing consideration of the key issues to allow for an in-depth study.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23074
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5269
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