Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers
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Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers

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"Who makes the news in a digital age? Participatory Journalism" offers fascinating insights into how journalists in Western democracies are thinking about, and dealing with, the inclusion of content produced and published by the public. A timely look at digital news, the changes it is bringing for journalists and an industry in crisis Original data throughout, in the form...more
Paperback, 227 pages
Published May 6th 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published March 8th 2011)
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Working on a review of this book for Journalism (the academic journal), so if interested stay tuned for more details. Overall, an excellent book on a very important contemporary concept.

Book is based on interviews with online journalists in several democratic nations but also includes a good bit of effort to broadly situate the concept of participatory journalism within long-standing academic theory on the role and process of journalism.

Perhaps most striking is the many contradictions in how j...more
Denis Teyssou
Interesting collective research on how online newspapers are working with user generated content and building communities around their brands.
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