Exploring the political-economic factors of participatory journalism : views of online journalists in 10 countriesExploring the political-economic factors of participatory journalism : views of online journalists in 10 countries
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Media, policy and culture
Journalism practice. - Abingdon
4(2010):3, p. 285-296
University of Antwerp
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.