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Author Wall, Melissa.

Title Citizen Journalism : Practices, Propaganda, Pedagogy
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (91 pages)
Series Disruptions Ser
Disruptions Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Citizen journalism at the margins; 2 Engaged citizen journalism; 3 Enraged citizen journalism; 4 Learning from other disciplines; 5 Schooling citizen journalists; 6 Conclusion; References; Index
Summary Citizen Journalism explores citizen participation in the news as an evolving disruptive practice in digital journalism. This volume moves beyond the debates over the mainstream news media attempts to control and contain citizen journalism to focus attention in a different direction: the peripheries of traditional journalism. Here, more independent forms of citizen journalism, enabled by social media, are creating their own forms of news. Among the actors at the boundaries of the professional journalism field the book identifies are the engaged citizen journalist and the enraged citizen journalist. The former consists of under-represented voices leading social justice movements, while the latter reflects the views of conservatives and the alt-right, who often view citizen journalism as a performance. Citizen Journalism further explores how non-journalism arenas, such as citizen science, enable ordinary citizens to collect data and become protectors of the environment. Citizen Journalism serves as an important reminder of the professional field's failure to effectively respond to the changing nature of public communication. These changes have helped to create new spaces for new actors; in such places, traditional as well as upstart forms of journalism negotiate and compete, ultimately aiding the journalism field in creating its future
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Subject Citizen journalism.
Online journalism.
Social media.
Citizen Journalism.
Citizen Participation.
Citizen journalism.
Citizen-produced content.
Grassroots storytelling.
Mainstream news media.
News practices.
Online journalism.
Participatory media.
Public sphere.
Social media.
social media.
traditional news making.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351055690