Tag Archives: citizen journalism

Journalists on aggregators

What do editors think about news aggregators, such as Google News – or social news websites, e.g. Reddit? If Marina Vujnovic is right, they don’t really have a clue. She wrote about the subject in a chapter of a recent … Continue reading

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AR; of Gramsci and CNN’s iReport

Farooq A. Kperogi casts a critical glance at the “citizen journalism takes on the mainstream media” narrative, through the case study of CNN’s iReport. He describes the undertaking as an example of hegemonic cooptation of citizen journalism, in which voluntary … Continue reading

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AR; citizen journalism at its finest?

A recent article by Mary Grace Antony and Ryan J. Thomas presents the critical thematic analysis of comments on YouTube videos about the Oscar Grant shooting incident. (I’m even more at a loss of words now than usually, after having … Continue reading

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AR; Content diversity in online citizen journalism

Non-professional online citizen journalists tend to publish more diverse content than established, traditional media organs – argues Serena Carpenter in her recent article. Although there are several points both in the theoretical background that she constructed and in the methods … Continue reading

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AR; A broad concept of citizen journalism

Although I’ve been using the term “social news website” ever since the beginning of my research, I haven’t so far come across anyone else who would do the same. Until now, that is; as I just read Luke Goode‘s article. … Continue reading

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