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What’s it all mean? Examining metajournalistic discourse concerning big data

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Utilizing social construction as a foundation, this study examines discourse surrounding big data. By analysing metajournalism published from 2000 to 2017 by nineteen trade presses (N=379), it attempts to ascertain how the industry defines the term, the tone surrounding it and the practices associated with it. It finds that a non-lexical definition of big data does not exist within the industry; discourse is binary and wildly optimistic or pessimistic; and big data journalism will significantly affect journalistic practices.
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Keywords: big data; journalism practice; journalism studies; media sociology; metajournalism; textual analysis

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 0000000096214564University of Colorado-Boulder

Publication date: October 1, 2020

This article was made available online on April 2, 2020 as a Fast Track article with title: "What’s it all mean? Examining metajournalistic discourse concerning big data".

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