The Wire and repair of the journalistic paradigm

  title={The Wire and repair of the journalistic paradigm},
  author={L. Steiner and J. Guo and R. McCaffrey and P. Hills},
  pages={703 - 720}
  • L. Steiner, J. Guo, +1 author P. Hills
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journalism
  • The last season of The Wire drew particular attention from journalists given its setting at a fictional version of the Baltimore Sun, where show creator David Simon once worked. The concept of paradigm repair was used here to explain journalists’ responses to The Wire. Our qualitative analysis of articles from 44 newspapers, as well as radio transcripts, dealing with the 2008 season shows that a fictional challenge can precipitate vigorous efforts by journalists to restore their reputation… CONTINUE READING
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