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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dc.contributor.authorKealey, Caitlin
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T14:22:57Z
dc.date.available2012-07-16T14:22:57Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23074
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5269
dc.description.abstractSocial 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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectjournalism
dc.subjectTwitter
dc.subjectsocial media
dc.subjectfuture
dc.subjectnewspaper
dc.subjectcommunity of practice
dc.subjectqualitative
dc.subjectcomputer mediated discourse analysis
dc.subjectonline news
dc.subjectidentity
dc.titleThe Future is Not Black and White: A Study of a Twitter-based Community of Practice on the Future of Newspapers
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentCommunication
dc.contributor.supervisorLévy, Pierre
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineArts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentCommunication
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