COVID-19, terrorist attacks, elections, sport - more than ever mediaorganisations publice liveblogs where they directly give report of (un)announced events. The format (1) is relatively young, which raises interesting questions about the credibility of the journalism that is executed within this format. Two questions are central in this research of liveblogs in the Dutch media: How do journalists convince their audience that news via a liveblog is credible? And under what circumstances do they succeed?
The journalist and his audience are convicted to each other if it goese about the credibility of news. Credibility is nog quality, but a result (2) that originates from the ineraction between journalists, production (3), the public and the context within they come together. Classic and modern retorics and theory about genres, offer an analysis frame in which cre3dibility of liveblogs under immediate circumstances can be concluded.
Sebastiaan van der Lubben graduated with degrees from the School of Journalism in Zwolle (2000) and from the Political Science department at Leiden University (2005). He was editor-in-chief at Maters en Hermsen (corporate journalism) for eight years, and a lecturer in journalism at Leiden University.
He is currently a lecturer in Politics and Research at the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, and in Journalism at VU Amsterdam, as well as a political reporter for the Leidsch Dagblad.
Fields of expertise
- Content analysis