This study identifies citizen journalists' role conceptions regarding their news contributing activities and their perceptions of professional journalists' roles. Specifically, the ethical criterion of media credibility was assessed to identify predictors on their perceptions of roles. Analyses reveal citizen journalists perceive their roles to be generally similar to professional journalists and even rated certain roles more prominently for themselves. Further, their perceptions of media credibility were found to function as a core belief in how they assessed their roles and also those of professional journalists, which has implications for a system of open ethics.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Mass Media Ethics: Exploring Questions of Media Morality|
|State||Published - Oct 2013|
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This project was supported by the University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information, College Research Activities Award. Correspondence should be sent to Deborah S. Chung, PhD, 215 Grehan Building, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0042. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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