Routinizing Breaking News: Categories and Hierarchies In Danish Online Newsrooms

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This chapter revisits seminal theoretical categorizations of news proposed three
decades earlier by US sociologist Gaye Tuchman. By exploring the definition of
”breaking news” in the contemporary online newsrooms of three Danish news
organisations, the author offers us a long overdue re-theorization of journalistic
practice in the online context and helpfully explores well-evidenced limitations
to online news production, such as the relationship between original reporting
and the use of ”shovelware.”
Translated title of the contributionRutinisering af Breaking News
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Online News : Newsroom Ethnography in the Second Decade of Internet Journalism
EditorsDavid Domingo, Chris Paterson
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang
Publication date30 Jun 2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-4331-1064-1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2011

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