Work-Life Balance in Media Newsrooms

Work-Life Balance in Media Newsrooms

This research examined work-life balance in media newsrooms. To date, 30 in-depth face-to-face interviews have been conducted with individuals currently employed at U.S. newsrooms of varying market sizes including local television stations, regional newspapers, and national news organizations such as The New York Times and CNN. Results indicate that individuals employed in print newsrooms have more difficulty balancing work and family life than those working in television newsrooms. 

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Twitter Usage in Broadcast Television News

Twitter Usage in Broadcast Television News

Social media, particularly Twitter, is a communication tool used daily by professional journalists, however, there is continued debate about what they are ethically allowed to post. This research used content analysis to examine the ways in which Twitter is utilized by on-air reporters/anchors at a medium market television station as well as the contents of their posts. Results indicate that those employed in broadcast newsrooms primarily use Twitter as a means of promoting their employer, and the majority of Twitter news posts were about crime stories. 

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Social Media in Broadcast Journalism

Social Media in Broadcast Journalism

This research examined social media portrayals in television productions, and the ways in which the information is perceived to affect business and communication in news organizations. Nine episodes of HBO's The Newsroom were viewed in order to correlate these concepts regarding social media within the field of broadcast journalism with the way in which it is portrayed through mainstream television. Results indicate that Twitter and Facebook were used most frequently in the news media as both a news source and means of news dissemination. 

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