What’s it all mean? Examining metajournalistic discourse concerning big data Journal Article uri icon



  • Utilizing social construction as a foundation, this study examines discourse surrounding big data. By analysing metajournalism published from 2000 to 2017 by nineteen trade presses (N=379), it attempts to ascertain how the industry defines the term, the tone surrounding it and the practices associated with it. It finds that a non-lexical definition of big data does not exist within the industry; discourse is binary and wildly optimistic or pessimistic; and big data journalism will significantly affect journalistic practices.

publication date

  • October 1, 2020

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • January 11, 2021 12:07 PM

Full Author List

  • Ferrucci P

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2001-0818

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 253

end page

  • 269


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