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Notes for the week’s reading – 2/11

As promised, here are my notes with page references for this week’s reading, Alternative & Activist New Media, Ch5: “Breaking Through the Information Blockade” and The Social Media Reader: “From IndyMedia to Demand Media: Journalism’s Visions of Its Audience and the Horizons of Democracy”:

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Alternative & Activist Media, Ch5
Chapter summary – 121-2
The state of the news industry – 120, 122-4
Convergence in journalism – 124-5
Participatory Journalism – examples – 120-1, 125-7
Differences between participatory journalism and professional journalism – 127-9, 131
Critiques of participatory journalism – 130-2
Indymedia as an example of participatory journalism – 133-43
Genre framework for all the chapters we’ll discuss – 59-60
How participatory journalism fits in the genre framework – 143-8
SMR – From IndyMedia to Demand Media
The relationship between journalism and democracy determines the changes – 77-8
The situation with professional journalism – journalistic vs commercial vs audience
imperatives – 78-81
Three outsider journalism movements – 78
The Public Journalism movement – 78, 81-2
Indymedia/Participatory Journalism – 78, 82-3
Demand Media/algorithmic journalism – 78, 83-4
The relationship between outsider journalism forms and traditional journalism – 85-90

 

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