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    The case against the democratic influence of the internet on journalism

    Markham, Tim (2009) The case against the democratic influence of the internet on journalism. In: Tunney, S. and Monaghan, G. (eds.) Web Journalism: A New Form Of Citizenship? Eastbourne, UK: Sussex Academic Press, pp. 77-94. ISBN 9781845192792.

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    Book synopsis: Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship provides a much-needed analytical account of the implications of interactive participation in the construction of media content. Although web journalism is a fast-changing technology this book will have sustained appeal to an international readership by seeking to critically assess Internet news production. … With the rise of blogging and citizen journalism, it is a commonplace to observe that interactive participatory media are transforming the relationship between the traditional professional media and their audience. A current, popular, assumption is that the traditional flow of information from media to citizen is being reformed into a democratic dialogue between members of a community. The editors and contributors analyse and debate this assumption through international case studies that include the United Kingdom and United States. … While the text has been written and designed for undergraduate and postgraduate use, Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship? will be of use and of interest to all those engaged in the debate over Web reporting and citizen journalism.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centre: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC)
    Depositing User: Tim Markham
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 08:49
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 09:21


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