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    Hunched over their laptops: phenomenological perspectives on citizen journalism

    Markham, Tim (2011) Hunched over their laptops: phenomenological perspectives on citizen journalism. Review of Contemporary Philosophy 10 , pp. 150-164. ISSN 1841-5261.

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    Donald Matheson (2003) writes of war correspondents ‘scowling at their notebooks’, and this is not meant as caricature but the corporeal expression of an epistemological orientation to the world in which facts have to be wrestled into submission. This article takes a phenomenological approach to ask whether there is a distinct orientation of citizen journalism and blogging, exploring the corporeal, temporal and spatial aspects of non-professional practices of media production. Hunching over a laptop suggests an epistemology in which facts and opinions are urgent and potentially subversive, though it is also tied to the romanticised individualism with which citizen journalism in particular is associated.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): citizen journalism, media phenomenology, epistemological orientation, subjectification, cultural authority, cultural competence
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Tim Markham
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 15:53
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:31


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