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Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms and Beyond

by Melissa Wall

Part of the Journalism Studies Series

Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms and Beyond Synopsis

Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms and Beyond assesses citizen journalism within the context of hyperlocals, non-profits and large global news organizations, critically examining various forms of participation by citizen contributors to the news. The essays included within the book answer questions such as: Does citizen journalism close the news participation gap between the Global North and South? How can citizen journalism enable the socially excluded to overcome marginalization? What are the obligations of professional news outlets to citizen reporters in war zones? Furthermore, some contributors critique the ways traditional journalism makes use of non-professional content, while others propose new analytical frameworks such as reciprocal journalism, connective journalism and the Appropriation/Amplification Model. The book also investigates efforts to teach ordinary people journalism skills in Europe, the Middle East and both North and South America. Some of the programs scrutinized here instill under-represented groups with semi-professional news values. Other projects support citizen journalism infused with activism such as the photographers of the favela-based jornalismo popular or the volunteer digital humanitarians covering global crises and, in doing so, demonstrate new ways to respond to the rise of grassroots participation in the production of news. The chapters in this book were originally published as special issues of Journalism Practice.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780367437442
Publication date: 4th December 2019
Author: Melissa Wall
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 248 pages
Categories: Media, information & communication industries, Media studies, Press & journalism, Press & journalism,

About Melissa Wall

Melissa Wall is a Professor of Journalism at California State University - Northridge, USA and the author of two previous books about citizen journalism, Citizen Journalism: Practices, Propaganda, Pedagogy, and the edited volume, Citizen Journalism: Valuable, Useless or Dangerous? She is the founder of the Pop-Up Newsroom, a temporary, virtual newsroom for citizen and student journalists.

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