Skip navigation

Social media newsrooms: exploring identity and organisational legitimacy through user generated comment at First Direct

Social media newsrooms: exploring identity and organisational legitimacy through user generated comment at First Direct

Phillimore, Mark and Wilson, Jon A.J. (2010) Social media newsrooms: exploring identity and organisational legitimacy through user generated comment at First Direct. In: Euprera Spring Symposium 2010, 25th-27th February 2010, University College Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent, Belgium.

[img] PDF
Paper_for_Euprera_2010_final_mst.pdf - Draft Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (131kB)

Abstract

The online media centre or press room which has been a feature of organisational web sites since the mid‐1990s has developed a new variant in recent years ‐ the social media newsroom or social media centre. However this conceptual paper explores an even more recent development of the social media centre incorporating much greater use of user generated comment in particular on the site of UK retail bank, First Direct, part of HSBC (www.newsroom.firstdirect.com). The use of such content alongside more formal, traditional and asymmetric communications such as press releases raises questions about the future role of online media centres. It also raises important issues for PR practitioners about organisations using social construction in an organisation’s identity and overall corporate reputation. This development which is the main focus of the paper is considered particularly in the context of Prof. Jensen’s (2001) work on “organisational legitimacy and identity in the public sphere”.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented at the Euprera Spring Symposium 2010 held from 25-27th February 2010 at Arteveldehogeschool University College Ghent, Belgium. [2] Presentation slides have title: Exploring identity and organisational legitimacy through user generated comment at First Direct’s Social Media Newsroom. Paper has title: Social media newsrooms: exploring identity and organisational legitimacy through user generated comment at First Direct.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social media newsrooms, financial public relations, Web 2.0, stakeholder analysis, user generated content
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Business
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4695

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics