The power of social media in the news. A multi-method study on the influence of Twitter on sourcing patterns in journalism.

01 January 2014 → 31 December 2015
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
Twitter journalism social media
Project description

This project investigates the impact of social media on news in the Flemish public sphere by examing (1) inter-media agenda-setting relations between traditional and new media; (2) how social media is treated as source of information in mainstream news stories (and vice versa) and (3) how journalists assess and process social media as a source in their news stories.