Sini Kaipainen

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Visual social media, such as Instagram, have become a relevant publishing platform for photojournalist in everyday work practices. Instagram is a platform where social media users, both professionals and non-professionals, can create visual and textual meanings. Instagram can be a thin and slippery tightrope for photojournalists to balance between professional and other roles. For these reasons, the present case study frames the performative elements of professional authorship evident on Instagram. 

Keywords

  • Photojournalism, professional identity, journalism practices, Instagram, social media

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