A Study on News Reporters' Information Seeking Behavior on the Web

기자직의 웹 정보탐색행위 연구

  • 권혜진 (건국대학교 언론홍보대학원) ;
  • 정동열 (이화여자대학교 사회과학대학 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2011.04.18
  • Accepted : 2011.05.16
  • Published : 2011.05.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate the overall web information seeking behavior of news reporters and analyze its correlation with parameters that characterize information needs, preferred sources of information, information technology and internet use and satisfaction. For this purpose, a survey of205 news reporters working at domestic newspaper companies, including daily newspapers, magazines, and online newspapers was conducted. News reporters' primary purposes of seeking web information were to simply check facts and collect overall background information. Their information needs had close association with their position, media type, and familiarity with the internet, but with little association with gender, age, and reporting area.


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