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Citizen Witnessing : Revisioning Journalism in Times of Crisis.

Author: Stuart Allan
Publisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2013.
Series: Key concepts in journalism.
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What role can the ordinary citizen perform in news reporting? This question goes to the heart of current debates about citizen journalism, one of the most challenging issues confronting the news media today. In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Allan introduces the key concept of 'citizen witnessing' in order to rethink familiar assumptions underlying traditional distinctions between the 'amateur' and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Allan
ISBN: 9780745664439 0745664431
OCLC Number: 841910902
Description: 1 online resource (263 pages).
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 'Accidental Journalism'; 2 The Journalist as Professional Observer; 3 Bearing Witness, Making News; 4 Witnessing Crises in a Digital Era; 5 News, Civic Protest and Social Networking; 6 WikiLeaks: Citizen as Journalist, Journalist as Citizen; 7 'The Global Village of Images'; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Key concepts in journalism.

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What role can the ordinary citizen perform in news reporting? This question goes to the heart of current debates about citizen journalism, one of the most challenging issues confronting the news media today. In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Allan introduces the key concept of 'citizen witnessing' in order to rethink familiar assumptions underlying traditional distinctions between the 'amateur' and the 'professional' journalist. Particular attention is focused on the spontaneous actions of ordinary people - caught-up in crisis events transpiring around them - who feel compel.

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-This combination of historic contextualization, theoretical analysis, empirical research, and news case studies (citizen and journalist) makes what could have been an impenetrable academic text, a Read more...

 
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