Redden, G., Caldwell, N. and Nguyen, A., 2003. Warblogging as social critical practice. Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture, 36 (2), pp. 68-79.
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Much has been written about the potential for alternative and democratic forms of communication on the Internet. A particular utopian mythology has it that the infrastructure is—in contrast with traditional mass media—inherently biased towards open, egalitarian expression. As a popular and explicitly political means of discussing international current affairs, warblogging may appear to fit this paradigm. However, it is argued that a close relationship with the news media is integral to warbloggers’ culture of self-publication, as practitioners re-mediate knowledge sourced from journalism. The paper explores the contingent relationships between warblogging and professional media, arguing that genre may be a useful concept for understanding how the social potentials of the Net emerge through situated practices.
|Additional Information:||Publisher: RMIT University, School of Applied Communication|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Communication, Cultural and Media Studies|
|Deposited By:||Dr An Nguyen|
|Deposited On:||03 Jan 2012 14:51|
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