Changing journalism research practices

Journalistic research practices

Where do journalists today find their sources and information? Is their approach different than it would have been in the past? How important is the principle of credibility for journalists today? Journalistic information gathering is key to this research.

Objective

In this research project, we investigate how journalists set to work gathering information and sources. How have their actions changed in comparison with the past?

We focus specifically on the role played by credibility in the information-gathering process. Is this an important aspect for journalists? Are journalists led by this when setting out to gather information?

 

Results

This research is ongoing. Once completed, the research results will be summarised here.

Duration

01 January 2016 - 01 December 2021

Approach

We observed the day-to-day activities of journalists today to analyse how they gather information. We also organised a number of reconstruction interviews, in which respondents were asked to relive old situations. Interviews with experts were used too.

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Els Diekerhof | Researcher | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition
    Els Diekerhof
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Quality Journalism in Digital Transition
  • Yael de Haan | Professor | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition
    Yael de Haan
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Collaboration with knowledge partners

This project was initiated by HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and the University of Amsterdam.

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Els Diekerhof | Researcher | Quality Journalism in Digital Transition

Els Diekerhof

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Quality Journalism in Digital Transition