Understanding Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation
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Understanding Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation

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Citizen journalism has garnered attention as ordinary citizens are increasingly participating in news production. News audiences globally are posting comments, uploading photos and videos and writing news stories-sometimes individually but also together with professional journalists, playing a vital role in covering common interests, community issues and civic affairs contributing to the conversation of democracy or the public sphere. This book re-conceptualizes citizen journalism practice as civic participation and develops an integrative theoretical model to test factors driving citizen journalism, with particular emphasis on locality-based communications and communicative action contexts. This emphasis provides insights into why communities should work together to build civic communication infrastructures in order to create a more civically vibrant community.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1138281263
  • 9781138281264

Table of contents

Preface: Why Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation? Part 1: Modeling Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation 1. Conceptualizing Citizen Journalism 2. Mapping Citizen Journalism Scholarship 3. Modeling Communication and Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation Part 2: Citizen Journalism Credibility: Audiences' Perspectives 4. Credibility of Citizen and Professional Journalism 5. Predictors of Credibility of Citizen and Professional Journalism Part 3: Citizen Journalism Practice: Causes and Consequences 6. Factors Driving Citizen Journalism Practice 7. Outcomes of Citizen Journalism Practice Conclusion: Rethinking Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation
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Author information

Seungahn Nah is Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development and the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky, USA Deborah S. Chung is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, USA
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