Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Carrie Packwood Freeman
This project aims to determine if and how the relatively new journalistic tool of Twitter is impacting journalistic decision-making and news production as a legitimate tool amongst sports writers. Using the methods of qualitative textual analysis and in-depth interviewing, this project analyzes the words and tweets of nine journalists at prominent U.S. newspapers in an attempt to fill a void in research among the topics of journalistic decision-making, sports journalism, and Twitter and to answer questions that arise from the marriage of a certain type of journalism and a particular new media platform.
Sears, Kyle, "Twitter's Impact on Sports Journalism Practice: Where a New Medium Meets and Old Art" (2011). Communication Theses. Paper 74.