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“Preditors” : making citizen journalism work

Wilson, Jason A., Saunders, Barry J., & Bruns, Axel (2009) “Preditors” : making citizen journalism work. In Gordon, Janey (Ed.) Notions of community : a collection of community media debates and dilemmas. Peter Lang Publishing Group, New York, pp. 245-270.

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Abstract

As interest grows in “citizen journalism” and user-generated news content, parallel forms of professional practice are emerging among those charged with facilitating amateur news production. But for now, these are easy to miss. Independent online initiatives and established news organizations have successfully experimented with user-generated content, but layers of professional supervision and coordination are often hidden from view in key debates. Few successful citizen journalism websites thrive on the efforts of users alone and most incorporate small professional teams that coordinate, manage, publicise and contribute content. Bringing this kind of work to light enables more informed discussions of possible futures in this area – both for citizen journalism initiatives and for journalism as a profession.

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ID Code: 18474
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.
Keywords: journalism, citizen journalism, community, collaboration, online news
ISBN: 9783039113743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
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) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Peter Lang Publishing Group
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2009 10:02
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:04

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