Dialogue as a Journalistic Ideal





Taylor & Francis



Discussions and practices related to participatory and interactive journalism emphasize the dialogical aspects of journalism. However, throughout history, the idea of dialogue in journalism has taken a variety of forms. This paper places dialogue as a journalistic ideal under scrutiny. Our aim is twofold: first, we map out the development and different functions of the ideal in some decisive eras in the history of journalism and in the current context of digital journalism; second, we present a model of how to best capture and understand the significance of dialogue to contemporary journalism. The model is based on an exploration of philosophical preconditions for dialogue as an ideal in journalism. We will also look at the significance of dialogue in different genres and in interactive dimensions of journalism.



This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Hornmoen, H. & Steensen, S. (2014). Dialogue as a Journalistic Ideal as published in Journalism Studies, 2014 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1461670X.2014.894358.

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