First Amendment, Hate Groups, Hate Speech, Media Ecology, Journalism Ecology, and Role Enactment
This study, based on in-depth interviews with U.S.-based journalists (n = 18), explores the increasingly fraught circumstances of reporting on hate groups. We examine how journalists think about the First Amendment vis-à-vis their coverage of such groups. Through the lens of media ecology and First Amendment principles and theories, we argue ultimately that journalists who cover hate groups use the First Amendment to identify their place in the journalistic environment.
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International Journal of Communication, v. 15, p. 4129-4146
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Perreault, Gregory P.; Peters, Jonathan; Johnson, Brett; and Klein, Leslie, "How Journalists Think About The First Amendment Vis-à-vis Their Coverage of Hate Groups" (2021). School of Advertising & Mass Communications Faculty Publications. 49.