The democratisation of journalism practice for a politically informed citizenry : the capacities of new media to engage citizens in public life - a case study

Adams, Debra Anne (2013) The democratisation of journalism practice for a politically informed citizenry : the capacities of new media to engage citizens in public life - a case study. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This research investigates the extent to which the World Wide Web and the participatory news media culture have contributed to the democratisation of journalism since 1997. It examined the different ways in which public service and commercial news media models use digital platforms to fulfil their obligations as members of the Fourth Estate. The research found that the digital environment provides news organisations with greater scope for transparency, interactivity, collaboration and social networking compared to the traditional print and broadcast platforms.

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ID Code: 63901
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: McNair, Brian & Sternberg, Jason
Keywords: journalism, deliberation, participation, Web 2.0, news, commercial media, crowdsourcing, public media, online news, Fourth Estate
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2013 01:16
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 23:23

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