Global journalism investigations in the digital age: Connections and collaborations

Gearing, Amanda (2014) Global journalism investigations in the digital age: Connections and collaborations. In Resiliency in Investigative Journalism, 11 July 2014, Springfield, Queensland, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Investigative journalists who join what theorist Manuel Castells describes as the ‘network society’ can locate potential news sources using various social media platforms and interview them using Web-based communication technologies. The potential for journalistic investigations involving multi-directional conversations with news sources across the globe is beginning to be explored. Potential news sources who are part of the network society have unprecedented access to specialist investigative reporters irrespective of their location and can speak to them more cost effectively than in the past. This paper explores how new journalism technologies are allowing journalists to call powerful individuals and institutions to account, irrespective of national borders; and how previously silenced individuals are being given a voice. To read an example of international investigative journalism facilitated by a combination of social media, Web-based communications, reporter collaboration and news outlet collaborations see http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/churchs-wall-of-silence-on-sexual-abuse/story-e6frg6z6-1226639077238.

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ID Code: 83054
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: web-based communication technologies, Investigative journalists, new journalism technologies, accountability
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2015 01:36
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 01:44

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