Journalism, citizens and blogging

Adams, Debra A. (2006) Journalism, citizens and blogging. In 2006 Communications Policy and Research Forum, 25-26 September 2006, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australia.


Internet communication technologies (netCT) have added a new dimension to the production and consumption of news journalism around the world. They have enabled the creation of new publishing spaces where diverse voices engage in conversation about matters affecting daily lives. netCTs present citizens with many opportunities to produce as well as consume information.

This research will examine the ways in which the uses of netCTs in the production of news create new possibilities for citizens to engage with public life.

It will compare traditional operational ideologies of journalism with those of participatory models of online news. It seeks to discover the extent to which participatory journalism has taken hold and the subsequent impact on the role of the journalist and traditional media models. In particular, the research seeks to discover whether, and if so to what degree, the practice of news blogging enhances traditional media productions. The research will also identify both supporting and opposing views of participatory media.

Case studies of commercial, public and alternative media models will assess the capacities of each model of journalism to offer citizens a comprehensive and culturally flexible brand of citizen journalism.

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ID Code: 6112
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: journalism, citizens, blogs, blogging, media, internet, netCTs, communication technology, democracy, citizenship, citizen journalism, politics
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Network Insight Institute
Copyright Statement: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 13 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:37

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