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Please guard the gates: Users on user involvement in news
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4286-7764
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. (Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0101-9152
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One of the main debates within journalism research the last decade has been the role of citizens as contributors or, conversely, threats to journalism practice. While participation has been explored from many different theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives, one is eye-catching by its almost complete absence – the perspectives from the citizens themselves. The study situated in a Swedish context, draws from focus groups (N=82) and a representative survey (N=2091). The results show that citizens, firstly, do not bring forth participation as an important element of journalism and, secondly, expects journalists to moderate such contributions according to established journalistic standards. Consequently, the results suggest that the focus from previous research on various forms of participation in journalism is somewhat misguided as it has little appeal to citizens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keywords [en]
Participatory journalism, user generated content, gatekeeping, online journalism, social contract
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38090DiVA, id: diva2:858280
Conference
Future of journalism 2015 : Risks, Threats and Opportunities, Cardiff, 10-11/9 2015
Projects
Transparens och journalistisk trovärdighet
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 4396Available from: 2015-10-01 Created: 2015-10-01 Last updated: 2017-10-31Bibliographically approved

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