Professional Roles in News Content

  title={Professional Roles in News Content},
  author={Claudia Mellado},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  pages={596 - 614}
  • C. Mellado
  • Published 4 July 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journalism Studies
Over the past 50 years, a large body of research on professional roles has analyzed the different functions that journalism should fulfill in society. However, an examination of how these professional roles materialize in journalistic output remains mostly absent. This is especially critical because most studies of journalists' attitudes are justified by assuming that they influence news content. By combining the study of news content with research on professional roles, this study proposes a… 
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