AUTONOMY IN LOCAL DIGITAL JOURNALISM: A MIXED-METHOD TRIANGULATION EXPLORATION OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND INDIVIDUAL MORAL PSYCHOLOGY FACTORS OF DIGITAL NEWS WORKERS
The main purpose of this mixed-method dissertation was to examine the shifting digital news industry, especially in regard to individual and organizational-level autonomy. Specifically, this work responds to calls in media ethics, media sociology, and moral ecology to better understand how organizational structure and individual moral psychology factors influence the levels digital news workers exhibit autonomy within their digital news organization. The autonomous agency of news workers is an essential indicator of how journalism work is fulfilling its role as the fourth estate in American ...
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