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The public doesn’t miss the public. Views from the people: Why news by the people?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4286-7764
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0101-9152
Mid Sweden University, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, ISSN 1464-8849, E-ISSN 1741-3001, Vol. 19, no 5, p. 577-594Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One of the main debates within journalism research during the last decade has been the role of citizens as contributors or, conversely, as threats to the practice of journalism. While participation has been explored from many different theoretical, empirical, and methodological perspectives, one perspective remains noticeably underexplored – the perspective of the citizens themselves. Using social contract theory as a backdrop, this study draws on a representative survey (N = 2091) and focus groups (N = 82) in Sweden. The results show that although citizens do not bring up participation as an important element of journalism, they become more skeptical the more participation affects journalism. Furthermore, they expect journalists to moderate citizen contributions according to established journalistic standards. From the perspective of social contract theory, participation in journalism appears to be more of a problem than a benefit to citizens.

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Sage Publications, 2018. Vol. 19, no 5, p. 577-594
Keywords [en]
Gatekeeping, online journalism, participatory journalism, social contract theory, user-generated content
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Media Studies Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Human Aspects of ICT Social Work
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Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67402DOI: 10.1177/1464884917694399Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85046721685OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-67402DiVA, id: diva2:1210854
Available from: 2018-05-29 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved

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