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Examining innovation as process: Action research in journalism studies

Wagemans, A. & Witschge, T., Apr-2019, In : Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 25, 2, p. 209-224 16 p.

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Wagemans, A., & Witschge, T. (2019). Examining innovation as process: Action research in journalism studies. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 25(2), 209-224. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856519834880

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Wagemans, Andrea ; Witschge, Tamara. / Examining innovation as process : Action research in journalism studies. In: Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 2019 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 209-224.

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Wagemans, A & Witschge, T 2019, 'Examining innovation as process: Action research in journalism studies', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 209-224. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856519834880

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Examining innovation as process : Action research in journalism studies. / Wagemans, Andrea; Witschge, Tamara.

In: Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Vol. 25, No. 2, 04.2019, p. 209-224.

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Wagemans A, Witschge T. Examining innovation as process: Action research in journalism studies. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 2019 Apr;25(2):209-224. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856519834880


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