by Joyce Stroobant, Rebeca De Dobbelaer & Karin Raeymaeckers.
This recently published, peer-reviewed article explores health journalists’ sourcing patterns in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium across a range of different media including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online health news websites. By means of a content analysis of sources in 981 health news items this study concludes that different types of media are associated with different sourcing preferences. Notably, large differences were observed among the two most frequently cited types of sources, i.e. academics and ordinary citizens.
If you want to find out more about this study, be sure to read the full publication in Journalism Practice. Go there directly by clicking the link below!