chapter  13
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“These Views Are My Own”: The Private and Public Self in the Digital Media Sphere

ByKelly Fincham

The role of the 21st-century journalist is being transformed by the Internet, particularly by social media, in ways that are still being negotiated. As journalism has evolved from a broadcast to a networked conversation (Boyd 2010), journalists are often the fi rst point of “immediate, direct contact” (Sivek 2010) with the “people formerly known as the audience” (Rosen 2006).