Title Social networks as sources of journalism: Reasons for distrust among Spanish journalists
Authors VARONA ARAMBURU , DAVID, SÁNCHEZ MUÑOZ, GEMA MARÍA, VARONA ARAMBURU , DAVID, SÁNCHEZ MUÑOZ, GEMA MARÍA
External publication No
Means Prof. Inf.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 3
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.06300
SJR Impact 0.54900
Area International
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Publication date 01/09/2016
ISI 000388376700010
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84992659522
DOI 10.3145/epi.2016.sep.10
Abstract Social networks produce vast quantities of information that are occasionally relevant to the media agenda. Journalists are faced with the dilemma of whether or not to use social networks as regular sources because they tend to lack qualities like credibility and durability, essential in traditional journalism. The origin of the information from social platforms cannot always can be verified or even identified. We look at the media scene in Spain, where social networks have a relevant and ever-increasing role, and analyze if social media sources are valid, or if professionals should regard them as tools to be used with caution and skepticism. Our study explores the ethical and professional implications of social networks as an information source and as a feedback system.
Keywords Social networks; Social media; Journalism; Media; Trust; Credibility
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