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Journalism Studies


The process of socialization for new and future journalists will look dramatically different from the process undergone by previous generations of journalists, due to economic realities and changes in the nature of news production. The rise of social media and its role in the establishment of a successful career will also affect the integration of these rising professionals into their employing organizations. These changes in the socialization process will require alterations both in the day-to-day management of these individuals and in the theoretical approaches to studying their work, particularly with regard to the impact of social media on the profession. This paper demonstrates a wide range of concerns that media managers and researchers must consider as the journalism profession incorporates these new professionals into its ranks.

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This article is the author-created version that incorporates referee comments. It is the accepted-for-publication version. The content of this version may be identical to the published version (the version of record) save for value-added elements provided by the publisher (e.g., copy editing, layout changes, or branding consistent with the rest of the publication).


This is an electronic version of an article published in Electronic News, volume 4, issue 3, 2010, pages 146-164. Electronic News is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1931243110383266

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Susan Currie Sivek
Social Media Under Social Control: Regulating Social Media and the Future of Socialization.
Electronic News, 2010, volume 4, issue 3, pages 146-164



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