This paper is concerned with the interaction between journalists and their sources, in particular public figures in broadcast journalism. The paper explores the different strategies used by both sources and journalists in order to influence the journalistic product. Building on both the linguistic tradition of Clayman and Heritage (2002) and Bakker et al.’s (2013) interview negotiation theory it develops a heuristic model that covers all phases of the interview relation from the first negotiations to the interview conversation. The paper focuses on the negotiation and conversation phase of the interview relation in order to explore the strategies utilized within the interview arena - where both interview participants are active in the pursuit of their interests. The authors base the analysis on their own experiences from the production of a short investigative TV-documentary thereby drawing on autoethnographic methods. The study concludes that sources rarely admit to the accountability of the critical agendas of journalists, while still producing valuable material for the editing room, which might question the journalistic ideal of source accountability.
|Educations||Journalism, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Graduate|
|Publication date||9 Jun 2017|
|Number of pages||48|
|Supervisors||Mads Kæmsgaard Eberholst|