Thank Google! Selection and verification of journalistic sources
2017 - 2020
Completed research
Thank Google! Journalistieke bronnen selectie en verificatie

Journalists find and select their sources online more and more. What does this mean for the selection and verification of those sources? An observation study was conducted among 48 young journalists by recording their research and screen activities and by analysing the content of each action. The results of the study show that research strategies of journalists are mainly determined by what Google offers.

Results can be read in: Journalism & truth in an age of social media met als titel: the use and verification of online sources in the news production process.


Yael de Haan

About Journalismlab

Research group Journalism in Digital Transition of the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Het lectoraat Kwaliteitsjournalistiek in Digitale Transitie (JournalismLab) doet aan de hand van diverse thema’s praktijkgericht onderzoek. Hierbij kijken we naar de wederkerigheid tussen drie journalistieke processen: productie, inhoud en effect.