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dc.contributor.authorRupar, Ven_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-31T03:33:50Z
dc.date.available2020-03-31T03:33:50Z
dc.date.copyright2020-03-25en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationKōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, DOI: 10.1080/1177083X.2020.1741405
dc.identifier.issn1177-083Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/13239
dc.description.abstractCovering terrorist attacks has posed numerous challenges to mainstream media across the world. Bringing information to the public quickly remains a primary goal for news media, but the journalistic duty to tell the truth comes with an increased responsibility for the accuracy of reports. When news is broken by civilian eyewitnesses and is posted by social media before it has even gone through the barest of verification checks, news media editors struggle to fulfil the task of informing the public while reporting on stories that hold the potential to alarm the audience. This paper offers some insights into the ways the New Zealand news media organised reporting on the March 15th terrorist attack in Christchurch. Based on face-to-face interviews with selected editors of major news organisations in New Zealand, it investigates the ways they operated in this situation. It explores key moments in editorial decision making on 15 March 2019, the first day of coverage of the terrorist attack. It focuses on the ‘first responder’ elements of news media work – speed and accuracy in providing information about the mosque attacks – to identify how journalistic norms are adapted and changed to report this breaking news.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1177083X.2020.1741405
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
dc.subjectJournalism; Terrorist attack; First responders; Christchurch; Editorial decisions
dc.titleJournalists as First Respondersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1177083X.2020.1741405en_NZ
pubs.elements-id372602
aut.relation.journalKōtuitui : New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Onlineen_NZ


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