Modelling Contemporary Gatekeeping

  title={Modelling Contemporary Gatekeeping},
  author={Julian Lawrence William Wallace},
  journal={Digital Journalism},
  pages={274 - 293}
  • J. Wallace
  • Published 16 March 2018
  • Engineering
  • Digital Journalism
Gatekeeping theory struggles to describe the rise of algorithms and users as information selectors in digital spaces. [] Key Method First, four gatekeeper archetypes are identified that differ in access, selection criteria and publication choices. Second, gatekeeping frequently involves platforms on which gatekeepers operate. These platforms either apply gatekeeping mechanisms controlled by a central authority or rely on collaborations between many micro-level interactions to publish news. Third, a digital…
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