Going Live in a Convergent Broadcasting Newsroom: A Case Study of Al Jazeera English
Thesis DisciplineMedia and Communication
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMasters of Arts
The purpose of this study was to examine changing news practices especially at the moment of going live in a convergent broadcasting newsroom. The study chose Al Jazeera English, a leading international news network, as a case and adopted content analysis and ethnographic research methods to examine both the content and process of breaking news and live reporting. The professional practices in making breaking, live news were changed as a result of the implementation of convergent journalism in AJE’s newsroom. These changes in both news products and news production were accounted for by the interrelated influences of a set of external and internal factors at the levels of newsroom and organization.