News stories:An exploration of independence within post-secondary journalism

Gutsche Jr, Robert and Salkin, Erica (2011) News stories:An exploration of independence within post-secondary journalism. Journalism Practice, 5 (2). pp. 193-209. ISSN 1751-2794

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Through focus groups with four self-described “independent” college student newspapers, this study provides a new perspective on how to view student media independence. Choices student journalists make concerning sourcing, funding, location and guidance may contribute to the newspaper's level of independence more than how much an institution attempts to control the student media. Expressed invitations by student journalists to non-students and faculty in guiding editorial content and by using university resources to produce a newspaper, such as Internet access, relinquishes the students' control to the university and other non-students.

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