JOURNALIST BLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN ZIMBABWE

John Mpofu

Abstract


It is a growing phenomenon that journalists in Zimbabwe are blogging. Some journalists blog within the media outlet’s website, while some blogs in the public sites. This paper mainly discusses the limitation of blogs by analyzing the difference between newspaper blogs and writings on public blog platforms. I argue that the content of public blogs is markedly different from those published on newspaper blogs. This is because newspaper blogs are less individualistic and journalistic blogging on newspaper platforms is more strongly influenced by the organization to which they belong.

 

Article visualizations:

Hit counter

DOI

Keywords


blog, newspaper blog, public blog, Zimbabwe

References


Carison, M. (2007). Blogs and journalistic authority, Journalism Studies, 8(2), 264-279.

Cohen, E. L. (2002). Online journalism as market-driven journalism. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 46 (4), 532-548.

Lowrey, W. & Mackay J. B. (2008). Journalism and blogging: A test of a model of occupational competition. Journalism Practice, 2(1), 64-81.

Pan, Z-D. & Chan, J. M. (2003). Shifting journalistic paradigms: How China’s journalists assess “media exemplars”. Communication Research, 30(6), 649-682.

Pan, Z-D. (2000). Spatial configuration in institutional change: A case of China’s journalism reform. Journalism, 1(3), 253-281.

Robinson, S. (2006). The mission of the j-blog: Recapturing journalistic authority online. Journalism, 7(1), 65-83.

Sheffer, M. L. & Schultz, B. (2008). Blogging from the labor perspective: Lessons for media managers. International Journal on Media Management, 10(1), 1-9.

Singer, J. B. (2005). The political J-blogger: “Normalizing” a new media form to fit old norms and practices. Journalism, 6(2), 173-198.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejsss.v0i0.118

Copyright (c) 2018 John Mpofu

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The research works published in this journal are free to be accessed. They can be shared (copied and redistributed in any medium or format) and\or adapted (remixed, transformed, and built upon the material for any purpose, commercially and\or not commercially) under the following terms: attribution (appropriate credit must be given indicating original authors, research work name and publication name mentioning if changes were made) and without adding additional restrictions (without restricting others from doing anything the actual license permits). Authors retain the full copyright of their published research works and cannot revoke these freedoms as long as the license terms are followed.

Copyright © 2015 - 2018. European Journal Of Social Sciences Studies (ISSN 2501-8590) is a registered trademark of Open Access Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

This journal is a serial publication uniquely identified by an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) serial number certificate issued by Romanian National Library. All the research works are uniquely identified by a CrossRef DOI digital object identifier supplied by indexing and repository platforms. All the research works published on this journal are meeting the Open Access Publishing requirements and standards formulated by Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002), the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing (2003) and  Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (2003) and can be freely accessed, shared, modified, distributed and used in educational, commercial and non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Copyrights of the published research works are retained by authors.


 

Hit counter