The Appropriation/Amplification Model of Citizen Journalism: An account of structural limitations and the political economy of participatory content creation

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Abstract

A collaborative relationship between citizen journalists and professional journalists has long been an aspiration for many media scholars. While tensions surrounding professional control are significant, scholars also have to consider the structural dynamics of content online and across social media networks, particularly in an era of the corporatized and commercialized Web. The rise of social discovery tools and algorithms is also addressed. This article aims to bring to light these concerns and moves the conversation about citizen journalism forward by proposing a model that identifies the pathway through which news organizations gather, select, package, and disseminate citizen journalism content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-265
Number of pages19
JournalJournalism Practice
Volume11
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • citizen journalism
  • network architecture
  • political economy
  • social media
  • Web traffic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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