Interviews produce textual data, they are interpretive, and are opened to new potentialities through video link-up applications, textual analysis software, digital archiving, and web hosting. This chapter is a methodological treatise based on research conducted via video interviews with journalists in New Zealand and the US. It outlines the benefits and limitations of adapting interview research as part of a Digital Humanities approach. The chapter is animated by a set of questions, including: (1) How are interview methods best adapted to digital contexts? (2) How can interviewing be incorporated into Digital Humanities as a field? and, (3) In the context of news production, how can interviews be used to critically investigate practices and theories of digital labor?
|Title of host publication||Research methods for the digital humanities|
|Editors||lewis levenberg, Tai Neilson, David Rheams|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Neilson, T. (2018). Digital media, conventional methods: using video interviews to study the labor of digital journalism. In L. levenberg, T. Neilson, & D. Rheams (Eds.), Research methods for the digital humanities (pp. 151-171). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96713-4_9