Participatory Journalism

Turn Off Your Televisions!

by Sofia Hafdell on October 15, 2013

in Participatory Journalism,Social Movements

While there is a whole debate going on about whether social media improves our understanding of social and political events, many would agree on that social media allow for wider participation. Blurring the line between media consumption and production, as discussed by media scholars such as Mandiberg (2012), social media may be the key tool […]

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Something transformational has been happening online. The participators of the social media have changed. African voices have begun populating social media and we are no longer faced with what is called “the danger of a single story”. New stories are being told through social media such as Twitter, Facebook and other forms. These powerful tools […]

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Social media are considered as a potentially effective means of improving the relationship between citizens and the representatives. The web encourage actively contributing, collaboration, social networking and interacting. Citizens are no longer viewed as passive receivers, but rather as actively contributing, collaborating in political processes. The traditional relationship between political elites and citizens is transfomered. With […]

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