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The Concept of “New Media” Among News Producers

Version 1 : Received: 6 November 2021 / Approved: 10 November 2021 / Online: 10 November 2021 (08:38:38 CET)

How to cite: Alzyoud, S. The Concept of “New Media” Among News Producers. Preprints 2021, 2021110193. Alzyoud, S. The Concept of “New Media” Among News Producers. Preprints 2021, 2021110193.


The aim of this study is to understand how Jordanian journalists view social media networks as being related to the news industry and the extent of their dependence on these networks in producing news. It also explores the opinions of journalists on the pros and cons of these networks through the lens of relationship between these networks and professional journalism. The study uses the qualitative approach by conducting interviews with a number of professional Jordanian journalists. The most prominent results that the study revealed are that journalists view social networks as an important and beneficial development. There is optimism among journalists about the relationship between professional journalism and social media. Also, social networks have brought several benefits to the professional journalism. The results also show that there is a firm belief among journalists that social networks cannot be considered a substitute for traditional media.


Social media; Professional journalism; Journalists; Citizen Journalism.


Social Sciences, Media studies

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