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Straight to the source : an exploratory study of Australia's regional newspaper journalists' checks on validity and accuracy of sources

Waller, Lisa and Hess, Kristy 2008, Straight to the source : an exploratory study of Australia's regional newspaper journalists' checks on validity and accuracy of sources, in ICOME 2008 : Communications and media : contemporary roles and challenges : Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communication and Media, University of Utara, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1-21.

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Title Straight to the source : an exploratory study of Australia's regional newspaper journalists' checks on validity and accuracy of sources
Author(s) Waller, Lisa
Hess, Kristy
Conference name International Conference on Communication and Media (2008 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Conference location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Conference dates 14 - 16 June 2008
Title of proceedings ICOME 2008 : Communications and media : contemporary roles and challenges : Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Communication and Media
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series International Conference on Communication and Media
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Publisher University of Utara, Malaysia
Place of publication Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Summary This paper reports on an exploratory study that examined whether journalists
undertake the vital role of checking the validity and accuracy of information
supplied to them in media releases. It also monitored how much information
journalists used from press releases in their published work. The study followed Gandy's information subsidy theory by surveying 10 local government media relations officers who regularly issued media releases via
electronic mail or facsimile to a sample of 14 rural/regional newspapers. The data analysed found that rural/regional journalists were not adequately verifying information supplied in media releases and using a significant amount of this information verbatim.
Language eng
Field of Research 190399 Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, ICOME
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018052

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