Actor network in technology-mediated communications network: A study of news gathering network by journalist

Roswita Oktavianti, Irwansyah

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Abstract

This study focuses on technology-mediated communication network used by journalists to gather news. In the Actor-Network Theory, technology is given the role as non-human actors forming the network. Roles are taken into account, like that of the human actors. The process by which an actor joins the network is seen as a translation, a process of assembling human actors and non-human actors. Translation assigns the role of each actor, it may fail or succeed. The success of translation is characterized by a network that is stable and lasting. This qualitative research with case study of the network of journalist community mailing list is to find out how journalists construct a network as well as the reasons for assembling and maintaining relationships. The study then found out not only about the actor network, but also the actor-sharing network and a network that can not be dissolved, or irreversible

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4581-4584
Number of pages4
JournalSocial Sciences (Pakistan)
Volume11
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Actor-Network Theory
  • Actor-sharing network
  • Newsgathering
  • Technology-mediated communications network
  • Translation

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