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Title
Citizen media practices at the digital startup Mvslim
Author
Abstract
Belgium-based Mvslim.com is a citizen media platform that aims to create a space for Muslims and non-Muslims to contribute content dedicated to challenging stereotypical portrayals of Muslims in legacy media. Launched in 2015, this non-profit digital media startup claims to reach over 10 million unique visitors per month worldwide and is one example of a successful grassroots citizen media initiative that attracts and appeals to a global community. Based on a combination of content analysis and in-depth interviews with the platform's editors and contributors, this paper examines the citizen media practices used by the editorial team at Mvslim to foster participatory engagement amongst contributors and connect Muslims and non-Muslims. Theoretically, the study takes the practice approach proposed by Stephansen, which enables us to understand "what citizen media do" not only as news-making practices, but also as "public-making practices". We argue that digitally native citizen media platforms like Mvslim are blurring the boundaries of journalism, as they can fulfil democratic functions once limited to legacy media.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journalism practice. - Abingdon, 2007, currens
Source (book)
6th Biennial Future of Journalism Conference, SEP 14-15, 2017, Cardiff, WALES
Publication
Abingdon : Routledge journals, taylor & francis ltd , 2018
ISSN
1751-2786 [print]
1751-2794 [online]
Volume/pages
12 :8 (2018) , p. 1061-1069
ISI
000444275400013
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 08.10.2018
Last edited 19.10.2021
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