HyperRESEARCH aids in understanding the role of Online Feature Journalists.
"The Shaping of an online feature journalist" by Steen Steensen (Oslo University College, Norway, firstname.lastname@example.org) in Vol. 10, No. 5, pp 702-718 (2009) of Journalism "explores the professional role and normative demands of online feature journalists. Through a longitudinal ethnographic case study of the work practices of feature journalists in the Norwegian online newspaper dagbladet.no, the article uncovers how the normative demands of a new professional role are negotiated within the online newsroom of a newspaper. It further reveals how the role of journalists is shaped by two axes: a historical axis of factors that have shaped the role of journalists throughout history, and a contemporary axis of the particulars of labour in modern society at large. The findings suggest that online feature journalists practise a more audience-driven and source-detached kind of journalism than their print counterparts. They further suggest that the remediation of feature journalism online yields increased status to the role of online journalists at large."
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