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Title: Boundary-drawing power and the renewal of professional news organizations: The case of The Guardian and the Edward Snowden National Security Agency leak
Authors: Chadwick, Andrew
Collister, Simon
Keywords: News
Journalism
Boundary-drawing power
Adaptation
Social media
Internet
Hybrid media system
Privacy
Security
Surveillance
NSA
Prism
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © the Authors. Published by University of Southern California
Citation: CHADWICK, A. and COLLISTER, S., 2014. Boundary-drawing power and the renewal of professional news organizations: The case of The Guardian and the Edward Snowden National Security Agency leak. International Journal of Communication, 8, pp. 2420-2441.
Abstract: The Edward Snowden National Security Agency leak of 2013 was an important punctuating phase in the evolution of political journalism and political communication as media systems continue to adapt to the incursion of digital media logics. The leak’s mediation reveals professional news organizations’ evolving power in an increasingly congested, complex, and polycentric hybrid media system where the number of news actors has radically increased. We identify the practices through which The Guardian reconfigured and renewed its power and which enabled it to lay bare highly significant aspects of state power and surveillance. This involved exercising a form of strategic, if still contingent, control over the information and communication environments within which the Snowden story developed. This was based upon a range of practices encapsulated by a concept we introduce: boundary-drawing power.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by University of Southern California under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27716
Publisher Link: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2883
ISSN: 1932-8036
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