Allan, S., 2007. Citizen Journalism and the Rise of “Mass Self-Communication”: Reporting the London Bombings. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 1 (1), pp. 1-20.
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This article offers a case study of citizen journalism in the network society. Manuel Castells’ (2007) discussion of ‘mass self-communication’ informs its examination of the spontaneous actions of ordinary people compelled to adopt the role of a journalist in order to bear witness to what was happening during the London bombings of July 2005. Identified and critiqued are a number of the ways in which the social phenomenon of citizen journalism registered its public significance. Specifically singled out for analysis is how the eyewitness reporting of ordinary Londoners caught up in the explosions, recast the conventions of the mainstream news coverage. This process was made possible via their use of digital technologies to bring to bear alternative information, perspectives and ideological critique in a time of national crisis.
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Communication, Cultural and Media Studies|
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > Politics
|Group:||Media School > Institute for Media and Communication Research|
|Deposited By:||Professor Stuart Allan|
|Deposited On:||27 Apr 2010 19:24|
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