Bourdieu's field theory suggests that the rise of the Internet and blogs could generate a shift in the journalistic field – the realm where actors struggle for autonomy – as new agents gain access. This textual analysis of 282 items of media criticism appearing on highly-trafficked blogs reveals an emphasis on traditional journalistic norms, suggesting a stable field. Occasional criticisms of the practicability of traditional norms and calls for greater transparency, however, may suggest an emerging paradigm shift.
Vos, Tim P.; Craft, Stephanie; and Ashley, Seth. (2012). "New Media, Old Criticism: Bloggers' Press Criticism and the Journalistic Field". Journalism, 13(7), 850-868. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464884911421705
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