Ripples of mediatization: social media and the exposure of the pool interview

Rintel, Sean, Angus, Daniel and Fitzgerald, Richard (2016) Ripples of mediatization: social media and the exposure of the pool interview. Discourse, Context and Media, 11 50-64. doi:10.1016/j.dcm.2015.10.003

Author Rintel, Sean
Angus, Daniel
Fitzgerald, Richard
Title Ripples of mediatization: social media and the exposure of the pool interview
Journal name Discourse, Context and Media   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2211-6958
Publication date 2016-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.dcm.2015.10.003
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 11
Start page 50
End page 64
Total pages 15
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract During the 2011 UK public sector protests, controversy ignited over the "Miliband Loop", an unedited video from a pool interview showing Labour leader Ed Miliband to have provided largely the same answer in response to six questions. The interviewer subsequently complained in a TwitLonger that the incident epitomized the clash of public relations and journalism. In this paper we unpack the practical production of the pool interview as a delamination of the interview-as-lived from the interview-as-media-production-mechanism. We then explore professional and public understanding (or lack thereof) of exposure of this delamination issue and its relation to politics. While the controversy did not directly affect Miliband's position as leader, it is clear that the Internet is a dangerous place for the old rules of mediatization.
Keyword Mediatization
News commentary
Pool interviews
Social media
Visual text analytics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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