Date of Award
Master of Arts
David H. Pritchard
David S Allen, Jessie Garcia
journalism, local television news, market size, television station, work-life balance, work schedule
This study uses participant observation and interviews to determine how working in local television news affects journalists’ personal lives. Twenty-eight journalists from a top 50 Midwestern station were interviewed. The inductive research data is organized into three themes: 1) Schedules 2) Family, friends and relationships 3) Moving. A personal narrative of the researcher’s experience working part-time ties each theme together.
Stobb, Danielle, "How Working in Local TV News Affects Journalists' Personal Lives" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2281.