Separate Spaces Discourse About the 2007 Scottish Elections on a National Newspaper Web Site
In May 2007, Scots voted into office a party and a political leader publicly committed to holding a referendum on independence from Great Britain within four years. This study analyzes nearly forty-eight hundred comments appended to stories on the scotsman.com Web site, offering one of the first detailed looks at user-generated content on a newspaper-affiliated Web site in the context of a national election. It explores the evolving nature of online political community and the ways in which newspapers are accommodating a networked environment in their political coverage, addressing issues of citizen and journalistic engagement within a communal space
Jane B. Singer. "Separate Spaces Discourse About the 2007 Scottish Elections on a National Newspaper Web Site" International Journal of Press/Politics 14.4 (2009): 477-496.
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