Determinants of Dependence on Social Media for Accessing News A Study on a Sample of Journalists in the Newsroom

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Faycal Farhi, et. al.


As a result of the great advances in the field of media and communication, the development of the Internet and the emergence of social media as a communication and media actor in public life, there has been an urgent need to understand the reciprocal relationship between the elements of the media structure represented in social media, on the one hand, and ­– on the other hand – those media professionals who make the news. We aim to do this by studying the reliance determinants for accessing news and by identifying the extent of dependence on social networking sites compared with dependence on the electronic press, thereby deriving clear explanations of the reliance determinants.

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