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Review: Opportunities, tensions in participatory journalism

Participatory journalism book cover

Volume 18, Issue 2

October, 2012

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Thomas, P. N. (2012). Opportunities, tensions in participatory journalism. Pacific Journalism Review, 18(2): 209-211. Review of: Participatory Journalism: Guarding open gates at online newspapers, edited by Jane Singer, Alfred Hermida, David Domingo, Ari Heinonen, Steve Paulussen, Thorsten Quandt, Zvi Reich, and Marina Vujnovic. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, 240 pp. ISBN: 9781444332278 (pbk)
Author(s): Pradip Ninan Thomas
Review of book edited by Jane Singer, Alfred Hermida, David Domingo, Ari Heinonen, Steve Paulussen, Thorsten Quandt, Zvi Reich, and Marina Vujnovic
Publication date: 
October, 2012

The title of this book reflects the anxiety facing ‘professional’ journalists and ‘mainstream’ journalism today as a variety of personal and networking technologies facilitate the expansion of ‘produsage’ as an ethic and practice, and as the means and end of journalism. This book explores that key question—when people formerly known as the ‘audience’ engage in the making of journalism, what does this mean to the practice and the practitioners of ‘professional’ journalism?