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Exploring the Political-Economic Factors Of Participatory Journalism
Journalism Practice (2010)
  • Marina Vujnovic
  • Jane B. Singer, University of Iowa
  • Steve Paulussen

This comparative study of user-generated content (UGC) in 10 Western democracies examines the political economic aspects of citizen participation in online media, as assessed by journalists who work with this content. Drawing on interviews with more than 60 journalists, we explore their perceived economic motivations for an ongoing redefinition of traditional journalistic roles, as UGC becomes an increasingly dominant feature of news websites

  • international study,
  • news production,
  • newspapers,
  • online media,
  • participatory journalism,
  • political economy,
  • user-generated content
Publication Date
August, 2010
Citation Information
Marina Vujnovic, Jane B. Singer and Steve Paulussen. "Exploring the Political-Economic Factors Of Participatory Journalism" Journalism Practice Vol. 4 Iss. 3 (2010)
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