The New York Times as a Resource for Mode 2

Title: The New York Times as a Resource for Mode 2
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: November 2013
Published In: Science Technology and Human Values
Description: The New York Times (NYT) receives more citations from academic journals than the American Sociological Review, Research Policy, or the Harvard Law Review. This article explores the reasons why scholars cite the NYT so much. Reasons include studying the newspaper itself or New York City, establishing public interest in a topic by referencing press coverage, introducing specificity, and treating the NYT very much like an academic journal. The phenomenon seems to reflect a mode 2 type of scholarship produced in the context of application, organizationally diverse, socially accountable, and aiming to be socially useful as well as high quality as assessed by peers. © The Author(s) 2013.
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Citation: Science Technology and Human Values. 38. Issue 6. 851 - 877. ISSN 0162-2439. DOI 10.1177/0162243913497806.
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  • School of Public Policy