Is Anyone out There?: Assessing Swedish citizen-generated community journalism
2014 (English)In: Journalism Practice, ISSN 1751-2786, E-ISSN 1751-2794, Vol. 8, no 2, 164-180 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, situated in Sweden, citizen community journalism in 290 municipalities is evaluated. The results reveal that there are very few cases of citizen journalism at a community level, and that the existing citizen journalists focus on business news, entertainment and sports. When sources are used, they are few and originate from social institutions such as business, media, authorities and politics rather than citizens. Furthermore, there are only a few occasions when local authorities are included at all, even less so scrutinised, in the news stories. All in all, the study indicates that Swedish citizen community journalism has trouble either providing information that maintains the community or being the watchdog of that community.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 8, no 2, 164-180 p.
citizen journalism, community journalism, content analysis, online media, Sweden
Media and Communications
Research subject Media and Communication Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35043DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2013.859830OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-35043DiVA: diva2:784214