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"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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 17398
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
ISSN: 1038-6130
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
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Jason A. Wilson, Barry J. Saunders, and Axel Bruns
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2009 14:22
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:44

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