Understanding Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation

1st Edition

Seungahn Nah, Deborah S. Chung

March 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 176 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138281264 - CAT# Y316075
Series: Routledge Research in Journalism

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Understanding Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation re-conceptualizes citizen journalism in the context of Habermas’s theory of the public sphere and communicative action, to examine how citizen journalism practice as civic participation may contribute to a heathier community and democracy in the civil society context.

Citizen journalism has garnered growing attention owing to the participation of ordinary citizens in the performance of news production. Drawing on the authors’ decade-long collaboration on citizen journalism scholarship, this book posits a theoretical framework that relies on diverse communication perspectives to understand citizen journalism practice and its democratic consequences.

This book will be of great relevance to scholars, researchers, professionals and policy makers working in the field of journalism and media studies, culture studies, and communication studies.

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