Digital media, conventional methods

using video interviews to study the labor of digital journalism

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Abstract

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?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch methods for the digital humanities
Editorslewis levenberg, Tai Neilson, David Rheams
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter9
Pages151-171
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319967134
ISBN (Print)9783319967127
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    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