The J Word 5.4: Editing Today's News
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In this episode, we focus on two ways journalists are working as editors, from setting online visual agendas to dealing with user-influenced content. Gina M. Masullo in the School of Journalism and Media and Associate Director of the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin, in the U.S., talks through her coauthored piece in Journalism Practice about online discourse between journalists and audiences and how journalists are becoming equipped to take on these conversations. We also hear from Kyser Lough in the Journalism Department at the University of Georgia, in the U.S., who discusses interactions between journalists, wire service photographs, and the influence of race and gender in how and what gets selected for newspaper front pages.  


Text Featured in this Episode:

Lough, K., & Mortensen, T. M. (2022). Routine and individual-level influences on newspaper front-page images: wire photographs, staff photojournalism, race and gender. Journalism Practice, 1-20.

Masullo, G. M., Riedl, M. J., & Huang, Q. E. (2022). Engagement moderation: What journalists should say to improve online discussions. Journalism Practice16(4), 738-754.


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

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