Title
Exploring the political-economic factors of participatory journalism : views of online journalists in 10 countries Exploring the political-economic factors of participatory journalism : views of online journalists in 10 countries
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Abingdon ,
Subject
Politics
Economics
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Journalism practice. - Abingdon
Volume/pages
4(2010) :3 , p. 285-296
ISSN
1751-2786
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c:vabb:307161
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
This comparative study of user-generated content (UGC) in 10 Western democracies examines the political economic aspects of citizen participation in online media, as assessed by journalists who work with this content. Drawing on interviews with more than 60 journalists, we explore their perceived economic motivations for an ongoing redefinition of traditional journalistic roles, as UGC becomes an increasingly dominant feature of news websites.
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