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Palgrave Macmillan

The Washington, DC Media Corps in the 21st Century

The Source-Correspondent Relationship

ISBN 9781137398598
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The decline in the number of US mainstream media outlets has led to a sharp growth among both niche and foreign media groups now represented in Washington, DC. The capital city has emerged as a transnational journalism space, and an increasing number of journalists from around the globe, carrying with them their distinct journalistic culture, compete for political sources in DC and gather news alongside US journalists. The Washington DC Media Corps in the 21st Century provides an empirical answer to the question of how globalization has affected the relationship between sources and reporters in DC, based on original data collected in the capital. Hellmueller explores how evolving journalistic practices in a transnational environment challenge our theoretical assumptions of journalism culture and proposes three elements to provide a theoretical framework for future studies on transnational journalism cultures.

Lea Hellmueller is Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism at Texas Tech University, USA. She serves as the co-investigator of the Journalistic Role Performance Project (journalisticperformance.org). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Texas-Austin), visiting researcher at the University of Santiago, and Fulbright and Swiss NSF scholar at the Missouri School of Journalism (2010-2012).

1. Introduction
2. Correspondents' Perceptions and Interactions with DC Sources
3. News-Gathering and Sourcing Routines of DC Correspondents
4. The Correspondents' Professional Worldviews of their Interactions with Sources
5. The DC Transnational Journalism Culture of the 21st Century
6. The Analytical Model of Transnational Journalism Culture


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