"Preditors": Making Citizen Journalism Work
Wilson, Jason A., Saunders, Barry J., & Bruns, Axel (2008) "Preditors": Making Citizen Journalism Work. In Bromley, Michael S. (Ed.) AMIC Conference: Convergence, Citizen Journalism and Social Change, 26-28 March 2008, Brisbane.
Although there is great interest in citizen journalism services that harness user-generated content, the continuing contribution of professional staff who coordinate such efforts is often overlooked. This paper offers a typology of the work of the professional "preditors" who continue to operate at the heart of "pro-am" journalism initiatives. It shows that their work takes place along four dimensions – content work, networking, community work and tech work. It suggests that this is a structural change in journalistic practice, which has implications for journalists' professional identity and journalism education.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the conference website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.|
|Keywords:||citizen journalism, preditor, practice-based research, journalism, Web 2.0|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Jason A. Wilson, Barry J. Saunders, and Axel Bruns|
|Deposited On:||04 Feb 2009 04:22|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:44|
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