Skip to main content

Citizen journalism and civic inclusion: Access Dorset.

Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Luce, A., 2016. Citizen journalism and civic inclusion: Access Dorset. In: Gordon, E. and Mihalidis, P., eds. Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice. MIT Press.

Full text available as:

Thorsen et al Citizen journalism and civic inclusion.pdf - Submitted Version


Official URL:


Access Dorset TV (ADTV) is a pioneering community media partnership aiming to provide a voice to over 4,000 disabled and older people across Dorset (UK) through citizen journalism – produced by and for its user-groups. ADTV ( provide web-based peer support, information and lifestyle videos produced by disabled people about their life experiences, events, social action projects and independent living. This case study will discuss how the project enables participants to make a meaningful contribution to public debates about issues affecting them, thus fostering civic inclusion, community cohesion, and empowerment for marginalised citizens and community groups.

Item Type:Book Section
Number of Pages:664
Uncontrolled Keywords:citizen journalism ; disability ; journalism ; empowerment ; civic media
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:21930
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:12 May 2015 15:15
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:51


Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -