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From reader to writer : citizen journalism as news produsage

Bruns, Axel (2010) From reader to writer : citizen journalism as news produsage. In Hunsinger, Jeremy, Klastrup, Lisbeth, & Allen, Matthew (Eds.) Internet Research Handbook. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 119-134.

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    Abstract

    Today, participatory or citizen journalism – journalism which enables readers to become writers – exists online and offline in a variety of forms and formats, operates under a number of editorial schemes, and focusses on a wide range of topics from the specialist to the generic, and the micro-local to the global. Key models in this phenomenon include veteran sites Slashdot and Indymedia, as well as news-related Weblogs; more recent additions into the mix have been the South Korean OhmyNews, which in 2003 was “the most influential online news site in that country, attracting an estimated 2 million readers a day” (Gillmor, 2003a, p. 7), with its new Japanese and international offshoots, as well as the Wikipedia with its highly up-to-date news and current events section and its more recent offshoot Wikinews, and even citizen-produced video news as it is found in sites such as YouTube and Current.tv.

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    Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

    These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

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    ID Code: 39297
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: citizen journalism, produsage, news, journalism
    DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9783-8
    ISBN: 9781402097881
    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) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
    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 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
    Deposited On: 22 Dec 2010 10:21
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:33

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