Exploring the effect of reporter-source relationship on reporting outcome

Zakaria, Muhammad and Chowdhury, Mohammad Ali Asgar (2016) Exploring the effect of reporter-source relationship on reporting outcome. Journal of Media and Social Development, 4 (3). pp. 3-19. ISSN 2320-8244

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Quality of news story widely depends on the quality of the source. Avital part of the reporter’s job consists of cultivating sources, the lifelineof journalism. The present study attempts to study the impact of differentaspects of cultivating routine sources on their news related outcome inthe context of Bangladesh. For this study, data were collected throughstructured and self administered questionnaire from 105 reporters (N =105) working in different newspapers in the country’s second largestcity and commercial capital Chittagong. Chi-square (2) tests wereperformed between reporting outcome as the dependent variable anddifferent component of relationship as independent variables. Besides,Spearman’s correlation was employed to see the association betweenthe variables. The findings reveal that maintaining friendly relations,nurturing relationship in everyday life, showing respect to off the recordand concealing sources identity were appeared to be significant (p <0.01) predictor for high level of news outcome, while maintainingfriendly and good relationship and presenting gift were associated(p < 0.05) with outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Routine Source, Reporter, Interpersonal Relationship, CultivatingSource, Reporting Outcome
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Journalism and Mass Media Communication
Divisions: Department of > Journalism and Mass Communication
Depositing User: Dr Raju C
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 09:53
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 09:53
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/15783

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