NiemanLab: How are journalists like Instagram influencers? In some key ways, audiences judge them the same

NiemanLab: How are journalists like Instagram influencers? In some key ways, audiences judge them the same . “Most research on the relationship between journalism and its interlopers has focused on journalists’ own efforts to draw boundaries around their work in order to keep others out and reinforce their distinctive authority. But those efforts are empty without the assent of the audience — someone to reinforce journalists’ exceptionalism and grant them credibility based on that. So how do audiences interpret the boundaries between journalists and those interlopers, and to what extent do they even separate the two?”

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