"ציפציף מעל הרציף": דפוסי פעילות גילדת העיתונאים הישראליים בטוויטר

Translated title of the contribution: “Tweety”: Patterns of Activity of Israeli Journalists on Twitter

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Abstract

Social networks are a prominent element in the daily life of this century. The Internet and most social networks undermine the role of journalism in shaping agendas and reality, partly by increasing interaction with the audience and blurring the boundaries between the news producer and the consumer.In the current study, semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with leading Israeli journalists in the traditional media and on Twitter. The goal was to understand the characteristics of Twitter activity and examine whether journalists realize the potential inherent in this medium as a pluralistic platform that can promote an agenda. The study is innovative in that it outlines the characteristics of the Twitter arena and its implications from the point of view of journalists in Israel. In addition,relationships formed on Twitter between journalists and politicians, and among journalists themselves, were examined.The findings suggest that Twitter is a complementary space for traditional media,through which journalists prepare and debate agendas, among themselves. It also emerged that interactions on Twitter between journalists and politicians sometimes break down barriers and reduce gaps and distance between them. Twitter seems to bean echo chamber used by a clique of journalists which, rather than undermining their work, reproduces and reinforces the existing social order through conformist thinking
Translated title of the contribution“Tweety”: Patterns of Activity of Israeli Journalists on Twitter
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)16-39
Number of pages24
Journalקשר
Volume59
StatePublished - 2022

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  • ihp
  • Journalists
  • Mass media -- Political aspects
  • Twitter

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