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December 19, 2011

News as conversation, citizens as gatekeepers: Where is digital news taking us?

Filed under: Headlines, journalism — admin @ 3:52 pm

Paper by Luke Goode

This paper considers the implications of recent shifts in the digital news landscape for democracy and the public sphere. It discusses the role of participatory news platforms and the claims made about the new elevated role for citizens as participants in and even producers of news. The paper concludes by arguing that rhetoric suggesting a radical upheaval in power relations between citizens and professional news media risks obscuring the real benefits of new modes of audience engagement.

Keywords: news, democracy, citizenship, internet, participatory media

View full paper here

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