- Audience Expectations of Media Accountability: More Professionalization of Journalism
- Conference papers: International Communication Association: annual meeting
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
Citizens in the Netherlands demand that news media are transparent and responsive to audiences. But above all, these citizens expect journalism to adopt a more professional manner of self-regulation in order to strengthen news quality. These are the main findings from a large-scale representative survey - the first of its kind - on audience perceptions of news media accountability. Additional results show that citizens are interested in news, but not in the workings of journalism. Only (really small) minorities like to be actively involved in journalism and its accountability mechanisms. This clarifies why the audience supports a professional liability model of news media accountability rather than a social discursive one.
- Proceedings title: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Hilton Metropole
Hotel, London, England, Jun 17, 2013
Publisher: International Communication Association
Place of publication: Washington, DC
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