What is it about?
As multimedia journalism becomes the norm in many newsrooms, older reporters are stressed out, left out, and pushed out of the business. There is a growing work practice of churning television news employees, and in some ways it appears to be backfiring as companies are having a hard time filling positions.
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Why is it important?
Newsroom culture dictates agendas, gatekeeping, editorializing, and economy. The voices of older employees vanish or are diminishing because of work practices and corporate pressures. Stories, information, representation, and other cultural needs will be skewed.
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This page is a summary of: The impact of multimedia journalism on ageism in television news: Commodification and the anxiety of ageing in the newsroom, Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, January 2021, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/ajms_00045_1.
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