Social control in the newsroom: a functional analysis.

Breed, W. (1955). Social control in the newsroom: a functional analysis. Social Forces, 33(4), 326-335.

The author points at the fact that journalists conform to the values and norms of the newsroom and are therefore constraint in their practice. Disproportionate reliance of journalists on official sources, lack of independent opinions and acceptance of Western societal values as the guiding structure to reporting are the key issues discussed in this article, providing me insight in the aspect of social control in the newsroom.