Individual and Routine Forces in Gatekeeping

@article{Shoemaker2001IndividualAR,
  title={Individual and Routine Forces in Gatekeeping},
  author={P. Shoemaker and Martin Eichholz and Eunyi Kim and B. Wrigley},
  journal={Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly},
  year={2001},
  volume={78},
  pages={233 - 246}
}
  • P. Shoemaker, Martin Eichholz, +1 author B. Wrigley
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
  • Lewin's concept of “force” is explored in this study, which shows support for the proposition that newspaper gatekeeping is influenced more by forces on the routine level of analysis than by individual staff writers' characteristics. Newspaper stories about fifty Congressional bills were content analyzed, and two surveys were conducted of the stories' writers and of editors at their newspapers. No individual-level force was related to the quantity of coverage the bills received, whereas editors… CONTINUE READING
    304 Citations

    Tables from this paper

    Democratic Norms and Forces of Gatekeeping
    • 14
    News Information Censorship and Changing Gatekeeping Roles
    • 5
    Journalism, Gatekeeping, and Interactivity
    • 6
    • PDF
    Shift in influence: an argument for changes in studying gatekeeping
    • 3
    • Highly Influenced
    Gatekeeping Analysis of The Asian Magazine: A Case Study

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 13 REFERENCES
    Wilhoit, The American Journalist in the 1990s: U.S. News People at the End of an Era (Mahwah
    • NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum,
    • 1996
    The Gate Keeper
    • 33
    Gatekeeping: Mass Media Systems and Information Control
    • Current Perspectives in Mass Communication Research
    • 1972
    Frontiers in Group Dynamics
    • 2,630