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Participatory Journalism. Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227931
  • Book
  • April 2011
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Who makes the news in a digital age? Participatory Journalism offers fascinating insights into how journalists in Western democracies are thinking about, and dealing with, the inclusion of content produced and published by the public. - A timely look at digital news, the changes it is bringing for journalists and an industry in crisis - Original data throughout, in the form of in-depth interviews with dozens of journalists at leading news organizations in ten Western democracies - Provides a unique model of the news-making process and its openness to user participation in five stages - Gives a first-hand look at the workings and challenges of online journalism on a global scale, through data that has been seamlessly combined so that each chapter presents the views of journalists in many nations, highlighting both similarities and differences, both national and individual
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Notes on Authors.


Authors' Note.

Chapter 1: Introduction: Sharing the Road.

Part I: The Impact of Participatory Journalism.

Chapter 2: Mechanisms of Participation: How audience options shape the conversation (Alfred Hermida).

Chapter 3: The Journalist’s Relationship with Users: New dimensions to conventional roles (Ari Heinonen).

Part II: Managing Change.

Chapter 4: Inside the Newsroom: Journalists' motivations and organizational structures (Steve Paulussen).

Chapter 5: Managing Audience Participation: Practices, workfl ows and strategies (David Domingo).

Chapter 6: User Comments: The transformation of participatory space (Zvi Reich).

Part III: Issues and Implications.

Chapter 7: Taking Responsibility: Legal and ethical issues in participatory journalism (Jane B. Singer).

Chapter 8: Participatory Journalism in the Marketplace: Economic motivations behind the practices (Marina Vujnovic).

Chapter 9: Understanding a New Phenomenon: The signifi cance of participatory journalism (Thorsten Quandt).

Chapter 10: Fluid Spaces, Fluid Journalism: The role of the "active recipient" in participatory journalism (Alfred Hermida).

Appendix: About Our Study.




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Jane B. Singer University of Central Lancashire, UK.

David Domingo Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain.

Ari Heinonen University of Tampere, Finland.

Alfred Hermida University of British Columbia, Canada.

Steve Paulussen Ghent University, Belgium.

Thorsten Quandt University of Hohenheim, Germany.

Zvi Reich Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

Marina Vujnovic Monmouth University, USA.
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