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Journalism in Second Life
Journalism Studies
  • Bonnie Brennen, Marquette University
  • Erika dela Cerna, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
9 p.
Publication Date
8-1-2010
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1080/14616701003638418; Shelves: PN4701 .J68 Memorial Periodicals
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Abstract

Our research seeks to understand the emerging journalism practiced in Second Life—a computer-generated alternative reality. Framed by postmodernism, this study uses an ideological analysis to evaluate the three Second Life newspapers: the Alphaville Herald, the Metaverse Messenger and the Second Life Newspaper. We suggest that journalism in Second Life focuses on community building and education, considers the influence of the on-line world to resident members' off-line lives and raises important questions about freedom of expression.

Comments

Accepted version. Journalism Studies, Vol. 11, No. 4 (August 2010): 546-554. DOI. © Taylor & Francis 2010. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Bonnie Brennen and Erika dela Cerna. "Journalism in Second Life" Journalism Studies (2010) ISSN: 1461-670X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bonnie_brennen/34/