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dc.contributor.advisorColeman, Renitaen
dc.creatorWest, Katharine Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-12T15:43:07Zen
dc.date.available2012-07-12T15:43:07Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5137en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe Local News Pool or “LNP” as it’s referred to concerns competing television news stations within a single market forming a cooperative partnership in order to share content such as video and interviews. This study used depth interviews with assignment editors, producers, and photographers in Austin, Texas, Tampa, Florida, and Denver, Colorado, and incorporated a quantitative content analysis of news stories assigned to the LNP in Austin to discover how this convergence model operates, its effects on workers, and the potential for homogenization. This study discovered that by incorporating this convergence model into a newsroom and categorizing certain stories as “shared” it altered the level of importance photographers and producers placed on the story. By these journalists having prior knowledge that the competition might use or have an interest in a certain story, it altered the value placed on it to one of something “extra” or “filler” and not highly desired for the news broadcast. In addition, this study provides an updated look at the multilayer gatekeeping process by incorporating competing organizations within this decision making process. This study found gatekeepers cooperate on stories each find would produce similar content if their station were to send their own crews. The aspect of competition becomes present when gatekeepers request stories not intended for the LNP such as breaking news. The level of cooperation is often based on ratings and perception of one’s willingness to reciprocate if needed.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectConvergenceen
dc.subjectQualitativeen
dc.subjectQuantitativeen
dc.subjectJournalismen
dc.subjectContent analysisen
dc.subjectDepth interviewsen
dc.subjectLocal news poolen
dc.titleWorking for the competition : an analysis of the local news poolen
dc.date.updated2012-07-12T15:43:14Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5137en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPoindexter, Paulaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrowning, Larryen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStrover, Sharonen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChyi, Irisen
dc.description.departmentJournalismen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentJournalismen
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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