CONTESTED AUTONOMY

  • Singer J
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Abstract

Commitments to truth and to ?transparency,? or public accountability, are two central normative aspects of professional journalism. This article considers ways in which both are challenged and complemented by popular communicators, particularly bloggers, in today's media environment. While all professions claim autonomy over articulation and enactment of their own norms, definitions of professional constructs are now open to reinterpretation, and oversight of professional behavior is increasingly shared.

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  • Jane B. Singer

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