Citizen journalism

Book

01 Jan 2017

If everyone with a smartphone can be a citizen photojournalist, who needs professional photojournalism? This rather flippant question cuts to the heart of a set of pressing issues, where an array of impassioned voices may be heard in vigorous debate. While some of these voices are confidently...

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Journal article

30 Nov 2016

Amateur photographs must fulfill specific standards if they are to be used in professional news media. These standards include news value, credibility, ethics and taste, as well as the technical and aesthetic quality of images. The research presented in this article explores the value of poor-...

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Video lecture/presentation

Video interview

04 Aug 2016

The rise of citizen journalism offers alternative views to officially recorded history in every tweet, blog and photo. Why is it so important for libraries to preserve Facebook, Twitter and other online conversations? How would our world today be understood 100 years from now if these millions...

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Blog post

14 Jun 2016

How should systems that were originally set up to deal with complaints from members of the public about traditional media respond to the rise in bloggers and citizen journalists? Adeline Hulin, Project Consultant for UNESCO, reflects on the situation across Europe, and argues that existing self-...

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Journal article

23 Apr 2015

The participation of amateurs in the production of news has been widely noted as a growing phenomenon. Recent research demonstrates that amateur photographs are understood as raw, additional or potential elements of news content making and are subject to a translation process. In this paper, I...

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Journal article

16 Apr 2010

The increasing prevalence of new media technologies and the rise of citizen journalism have coincided with a crisis in industrial journalism.

As the figure of the ‘journalist as hero’ is fading, new media forms have facilitated the production of news content ‘from below’ by...

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Conference paper

16 Dec 2009

The shift from 20th century mass communications media towards convergent media and Web 2.0 has raised the possibility of a renaissance of the public sphere, based around citizen journalism and participatory media culture. This paper will evaluate such claims both conceptually and empirically. At...

Conference paper

16 Dec 2009

This paper takes stock of current changes affecting journalism, and as a case study brings up to date the record of progress made with an online publishing enterprise, EUAustralia Online, first reported on in 2007. It perceives the development of news publishing on line as being in two sectors:...

Conference paper

20 Nov 2008

The increasing prevalence of new media technologies and the rise of citizen journalism has coincided with a crisis in industrial journalism, as the figure of the 'journalist as hero' is fading, new media forms have facilitated the production of news content 'from below' by citizens and 'roam'...

Conference paper

15 Oct 2007

Defines what citizen journalism is and the potential impacts on sector

Conference paper

15 Oct 2007

The paper examines the translation of journalism as it has been known into new media forms, principally its contribution to content-making for online services. It rests on the significance of content: what media are available to carry certain content; what content is being provided by certain...