Situated, embodied, and political: Expressions of citizen journalism’

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Abstract

This article brings together theories of journalistic objectivity and affectivity in order to discuss their relevance in light of the emergence of citizen journalism. The claim of subjectivity and bias in citizen journalism is discussed and an idea of journalistic subjectivity as affectivity is developed. The article discusses ways in which professional journalism is positioned in relation to engaging subjectivity of citizen journalism – as convergence media, as well as independent forms of knowledge and information sharing. The often political affectivity of citizen journalism is discussed in this article and analysed in a short study.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournalism Studies
Volume14
ISSN1461-670X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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