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Locative and augmented journalism: Towards a new framework to researching the use of geoposition to deliver space-bound news
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. (NODE)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0501-2217
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As digital technology has been embedded in journalism practice, the notion of space seemed to transcend physical barriers. However, during the last years, mobile technology and augmented reality (AR) have allowed reformulating the bind between news and space. Locative journalism has emerged as a novel source of news services delivering news according to the users’ geolocation, providing hyper-local and context-aware news. When combined with AR, locative news transforms the digital storytelling virtually merging media and place.

This paper discusses the intersecting points between mobile technology, geolocation, and AR in order to provide hyper-local news. By benchmarking a large series of locative and augmented news apps and websites, and by doing a content analysis of their features and storytelling techniques, this paper introduces a new framework to researching space-bound journalism.  

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Keyword [en]
Journalism, News, Geopositioning, Locative Media, Augmented Reality, Mobile Media, GeoMedia
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36054OAI: diva2:812952
GeoMedia: "Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds". 5-8 may, Karlstad Sweden
Available from: 2015-05-20 Created: 2015-05-20 Last updated: 2015-07-02Bibliographically approved

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