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1The activity of controlling, and usually limiting, general access to something.‘Wal-Mart's cultural gatekeeping has served to narrow the mainstream for entertainment offerings’
- ‘And that's where the old rules of gatekeeping apply.’
- ‘This does not address matters of gatekeeping (resource allocation), which probably should be dealt with away from the consultation.’
- ‘In the information age of the future, the notion of gatekeeping - weeding out irrelevant information in favor of pertinent information - will become ever more important in newspaper editing.’
- ‘Although physicians are gatekeepers to almost all medical resources, their role in managing referral to specialists has been the most controversial aspect of gatekeeping.’
- ‘Basic concepts such as news values and gatekeeping are referred to only tangentially.’
- ‘Up to now primary care has had little if any gatekeeping role, and it is generally accepted that up to 80% of attendances could be dealt with in primary care.’
- ‘Once under control, once an editor has defined his own goals for the journal, enthusiastic gatekeeping is a valuable trait that helps further refine the direction of the field.’
- ‘He provides a good review of theories of the press, such as gatekeeping, social responsibility and agenda-setting.’
- ‘It was all about gatekeeping not philosophy.’
- ‘Additional recruitment strategies in the present study, however, addressed the potential issue of maternal gatekeeping.’
- ‘In a society with high demands gatekeeping requires basic skills in clinical diagnosis.’
- ‘That voice of reason has a lot of bile in it, and it is the voice associated with gatekeeping.’
- ‘Primary care gatekeeping is less controversial in Britain than in America.’
- ‘The company's cultural gatekeeping offends many people who see it as insulting and threatening to their choice of available entertainment.’
- ‘His days and the days of his unconstitutional gatekeeping are numbered, and he will soon pass into history like the ideological dinosaur he is.’
- ‘There were issues of gatekeeping that sometimes extend to personnel within the schools targeted for study.’
- ‘Over the past decades, research into gatekeeping has produced a wide body of literature that examined different aspects of this news selection mechanism.’
- ‘If doctors are to have a role in gatekeeping or advising patients about complementary and alternative medicine they need some familiarisation with this type of medicine.’
- ‘Resisting such gatekeeping may sometimes mean disrupting the cloak of collegiality that veils our everyday practices.’
- ‘This explanation implies a process of maternal gatekeeping.’
A function or system that controls access or operations to files, computers, networks, or the like.[as modifier] ‘a gatekeeping mechanism that allows reads under some circumstances and blocks them under others’
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