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dc.contributor.authorLee, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorTreadwell, Gen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-27T03:49:18Z
dc.date.available2019-03-27T03:49:18Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationPacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 19(1), 264-281. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v19i1.249
dc.identifier.issn1023-9499en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12383
dc.description.abstractWriting news for newspapers and websites typically demands conformity to a style that promotes clarity and ease of reading, and includes a publication’s house style, that inflexible set of rules that ensures things—from minutiae like monetary values to the great events of history—are expressed consistently every time they are mentioned. Against a background of disruptive technological changes in the wider world of journalism, this article grew out of the authors’ interest in the new style demands that arguably have arisen with the advent of online publishing. If online readers have a different set of habits—and researchers assure us they do—then how is house style being changed to accommodate this? Are newspapers with websites differentiating their online copy from their print copy? Or are they still stuck with so-called ‘shovelware’? Keen to ensure the university production journalism courses on which they teach are reflecting industry practice, the researchers surveyed and interviewed reporters, subeditors and editors from titles across Australia and New Zealand to find out, and interviewed the online editor of NZ’s largest newspaper. The research supports our hypothesis—that newsrooms are aware of a need to develop style guidelines for their online news stories but most have yet to truly grapple with the issue.
dc.publisherPacific Media Centre, School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology
dc.relation.urihttps://ojs.aut.ac.nz/pacific-journalism-review/article/view/249
dc.rightsThis journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
dc.subjectHouse style; Journalism; News reporting; Online journalism; Online editing; Stylebook; Subediting
dc.titleOnline News Style-poking a Hornet's Nest: A Preliminary Investigation Into Online Styles in Australian and New Zealand Newspapersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.24135/pjr.v19i1.249
aut.relation.endpage281
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage264
aut.relation.volume19en_NZ
pubs.elements-id154192
aut.relation.journalPacific Journalism Reviewen_NZ


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