Abnegation, accommodation and affirmation: Three discursive modes for the institutional construction of independence among national news agency executives in Europe

@article{Rantanen2020AbnegationAA,
  title={Abnegation, accommodation and affirmation: Three discursive modes for the institutional construction of independence among national news agency executives in Europe},
  author={Terhi Rantanen and Anthony J. Kelly},
  journal={Journalism},
  year={2020},
  volume={21},
  pages={1896 - 1912}
}
The relationship between the ownership form of news agencies and their independence has long figured centrally in debates about the quality of news agency operations. Drawing on a discursive institutional framework, this article explores how national news agency executives in Europe perform a narrated role in the discursive construction of their organizations’ internal and external independence. We set out the concept of independence discourse, which we define as the variety of ways in which… Expand
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