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Gatewatching, Gatecrashing: Futures for Tactical News Media

Bruns, Axel (2008) Gatewatching, Gatecrashing: Futures for Tactical News Media. In Boler, Megan (Ed.) Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., pp. 247-270.

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Abstract

Mainstream journalism has been a key contributor to the polarization of politics in many developed nations—but the intrusion of new forms of (online) journalism may well swing the balance back toward a more discursive, deliberative approach. (Indeed, many of these new forms have arisen in response to the lack of nuanced reporting in mainstream news coverage, of course.) If so, the key question that arises, and that we will examine here, is how such new forms of journalism can grow beyond their beginnings as tactical media linked to specific causes and temporary actions, and how they may establish themselves as a permanent fixture in the news mediascape. As we will see, some parallels can be drawn between this process and another process of transition from short-term tactics to longer-term strategies: the rise of the European Greens from extraparliamentary activists to established political force.

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ID Code: 13576
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: politics, news, journalism, citizen journalism, gatekeeping, gatecrashing, Greens Party, tactical media
ISBN: 9780262026420
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
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 MIT Press
Deposited On: 19 May 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:44

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