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Who is in the Driver’s Seat when it comes to the use of Twitter by a Select Group of Montreal Sports Journalists?

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Who is in the Driver’s Seat when it comes to the use of Twitter by a Select Group of Montreal Sports Journalists?

Hefter, Abe (2017) Who is in the Driver’s Seat when it comes to the use of Twitter by a Select Group of Montreal Sports Journalists? Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

This thesis investigates how a select group of Montreal sports journalists use Twitter in their daily work lives. Specifically, it asks whether journalists who cover the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League are guided by their editors and supervisors in the way they use this form of social media. The work that journalists do is often accompanied by a series of editorial “checks and balances” before a story is published or goes to air. This thesis will answer the question: Do these same editorial checks and balances exists for these journalists on Twitter? To help answer this question, I have interviewed a cross-section of Montreal sports journalists who use Twitter in their daily routine as reporters covering the Montreal Canadiens and what they’ve been told about the use of Twitter to ascertain management directives, along with two supervisors whose job it would be to provide editorial guidance to their reporters and journalists.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Journalism
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Hefter, Abe
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Journalism Studies
Date:17 August 2017
Thesis Supervisor(s):Mclean, James
ID Code:982796
Deposited By: ABE HEFTER
Deposited On:10 Nov 2017 13:35
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:55
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