Citizen journalism

Journal article
30 November 2016

Explores the value of poor-quality photographs for the news industry, and the view that they can be good enough for certain news content.

Video lecture/presentationVideo interview
4 August 2016

Author and journalist, John Birmingham, discusses why preserving digital content is vital to how our world today will be understood one hundred years from now

Blog post
14 June 2016

Asks how should media councils 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.

Journal article
23 April 2015

In this paper, the author introduces the concept of the visual quote to show how news media workers both accommodate and distance themselves from amateur content.

2012
Chapman, Jane
Ellin, Daniel

Although textual expressions by soldiers in their own trench and troopship newspapers are relatively well known, the way that the men created and used cartoon multi-panel format is not. Humorous visual self-expression has provided a record of satirical social observation from a 'bottom up...

Journal article
16 April 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...

2010
Wilson, Jason

Regional public spheres have undergone a long crisis that predates current anxieties about the 'future of journalism'. Using the example of Townsville, North Queensland, it can be suggested that the decline of mainstream news media has not necessarily been accompanied by the uptake of...

Conference paper
16 December 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...

Conference paper
16 December 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...

2009
Flew, Terry

The shift from twentieth 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 article will evaluate such claims both conceptually and...