A Citizen Journalism Primer

Flew, Terry (2009) A Citizen Journalism Primer. In Citizen Journalism: A Social Revolution. The Icfai University Press, India, Hyderabad, pp. 1-22.


Citizen journalism is a hot topic at present, but there remains a degree of conceptual wooliness about its definition and meaning, with everything from lifestyle blogs to live footage of freak weather events being included in this category. This paper will identify factors underpinning the emergence of citizen journalism, including the rise of Web 2.0, rethinking journalism as a professional ideology, the decline of ‘high modernist’ journalism, divergence between elite and popular opinion, changing revenue bases for news production, and the decline of deference in democratic societies. It will consider case studies such as the Korean OhMyNews web site, and connect these issues to wider debates about the implications of journalism and news production increasingly going into the Internet environment.

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ID Code: 10232
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: citizen journalism, public spehre, user, created content, democratisation, dumbing down, celebrity journalism, blogging, media professionalism
ISBN: 978-81-314-2227-4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 03:12

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