The J Word 2.3: Secrets of Social Media Sourcing
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What are the secrets to – and of – today’s social media sourcing? Who are our sources? Are they diversifying because of social media? And, what if our sources spew hate. We cover these questions in this episode by speaking with Claudia Mellado about her work on social media diversification in Chile, Gregory Perreault, who studied journalists that covered white nationalist groups in the U.S., and Manuel Goyanes, who worked on the influence of social media on Ecuadorian journalists.

Texts Discussed in this Episode:


Goyanes, M., López-López, P. C., & Demeter, M. (2020). Social Media in Ecuador: Impact on Journalism Practice and Citizens’ Understanding of Public Politics. Journalism Practice, 1-17.

Mellado, C., & Scherman, A. (2020). Mapping Source Diversity Across Chilean News Platforms and Mediums. Journalism Practice, 1-20.

Perreault, G., Johnson, B., & Klein, L. (2020). Covering Hate: Field Theory and Journalistic Role Conception in Reporting on White Nationalist Rallies. Journalism Practice, 1-17.

Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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