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ERIC Number: ED550839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 269
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3030-0826-9
Still "Live at the Scene": An Exploration of Timely Television News Broadcasts Repurposed as Online Content
Ware, Jennifer Marie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
Technology has afforded journalists a myriad of new opportunities to promote and publish content online. This project provides an overview of many of the new practices that have become standard operating procedures for digital media news creation and examines how the heavy imprint of traditional media news values are not contextualized within the new media platforms. As such, this project demonstrates that the traditional television media forms and values imported into a new medium may not be the best practice for the new platform unless new concepts are added to existing journalism practice. While generally the idea of what makes an event "newsworthy" has not changed dramatically, the video news dissemination processes have changed considerably. In broadcast journalism, TV news content is shifted from a one-time TV broadcast that is controlled by the content provider and broadcast at a specific moment to an interactive online environment in which video content can be shared and saved by users to play at a later time. This online environment also affords journalists the ability to upload and change information throughout the day or even days/weeks later, bringing a sense of immediacy to the online content. This brings to the fore issues related to the implicit timeliness of repurposed broadcast news videos situated within an online environment that centers upon immediacy and content interactivity. This project explores the inadvertent temporal shifts within the products produced that hinge upon particular news values for a specific medium. When those news values are repurposed in a new environment, this project demonstrates that further explicit contextualization of the repurposed materials is needed for those news stories to continue to provide the same knowledge as they did within the first medium. This project contributes to the field of mass communication and offers a research technique to capture online multimedia materials in context. Additionally this project puts forth a theoretical concept of temporal fixity as a bridge to temporally tie content that has been repurposed online to its original medium and thus retain the original function of foundational news values. Finally, this project offers practical solutions to implement the theoretical concept as part of broadcast journalism best practices. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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