News makers in the era of citizen journalism: The view from India

Thomas, Pradip (2012). News makers in the era of citizen journalism: The view from India. In Judith Clarke and Michael Bromley (Ed.), International news in the digital age: East-West perceptions of a new world order (pp. 149-165) New York, NY, United States: Routledge.

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Author Thomas, Pradip
Title of chapter News makers in the era of citizen journalism: The view from India
Title of book International news in the digital age: East-West perceptions of a new world order
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Routledge Research in Journalism
ISBN 9780415887229
0415887224
Editor Judith Clarke
Michael Bromley
Volume number 4
Chapter number 9
Start page 149
End page 165
Total pages 17
Total chapters 12
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Citizen journalism refers to initiatives taken by ordinary people via their consumer technologies and internet mediations to produce, share and consume news, be it of a social, economic, cultural or political kind. What makes it unique is that such productions of news contest, bypass, provide alternatives to or even short-circuit the dominant flows of news and its established purveyors. As it is described on the Indian citizen journalism portal Mynews.in (n.d.), "Citizen Journalists usually see themselves as complementing and supplementing the regular media and, in some cases, holding mainstream media up for scrutiny. Unlike regular journalism with its publishing deadlines and the determination to deliver 'complete' stories, collaborative journalists using blogs can develop or examine a story one piece at a time, often updating a developing story each day. The participating citizens can also debate, question, and further develop their own findings in an ongoing way". [Extract from chapter introduction]
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Created: Wed, 31 Aug 2011, 13:25:09 EST by Assoc Prof Pradip Thomas on behalf of School of Journalism and Communication