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Confidential news sources: Are Kenyan newspapers exploiting them to perpetuate the dissemination of misinformation?

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posted on 24.07.2020 by Mark Kapchanga
Carried out between May 2019 and October 2019, the research employed snowball sampling to enlist participants in five daily newspapers in Kenya who responded to a self-administered semi-structured questionnaire. Responses to the interview questions were coded and dominant themes pinpointed and developed.

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Self-funded

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No conflicts of interests to declare

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mkapchanga@gmail.com

Lead author country

United Kingdom

Lead author job role

Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

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Yes

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Hereby, I Mark Kapchanga consciously assure that for the manuscript Restyling newspaper industry to profitability amid commercial meltdown: The call for quality journalism in Kenya the following is fulfilled: • This material is my own original work, which has not been previously published elsewhere. • The paper is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. • The paper reflects my own research and analysis in a truthful and complete manner. • The results are appropriately placed in the context of prior and existing research. • All sources used are properly disclosed. I, therefore, take full responsibility for this paper and its content. I agree with the above statements. July 22, 2020 MARK KAPCHANGA

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