Redefinition of online scoops: Online journalists’ personal and institutional responses to online scoops

  • Jeongsub Lim Sogang University
Keywords: online scoops, individual responses, institutional responses, online journalists

Abstract

Online news circulates at a fast pace on a real-time basis. It is necessary for online journalists to deal with breaking news at each stage of the news-making process. This process is a part of the institutionalization rooted in the production of online news. On the basis of such observations, this study includes findings from interviews with Korean online journalists to determine how they perceive the nature of scoops in relation to their competitors and how they respond to scoops. This study is meaningful in that its empirical findings provide baseline information for theorizing about the online production of news. This study also reveals that perceptions of online scoops have been redefined among online journalists. Furthermore, institutions and individual intuitions guide online journalists’ news production.

Author Biography

Jeongsub Lim, Sogang University

Associate Professor in the School of Communication

Published
2013-12-26
How to Cite
Lim, J. (2013). Redefinition of online scoops: Online journalists’ personal and institutional responses to online scoops. First Monday, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v19i1.4839