Citizen journalism as a challenge to traditional media. In pursuit of a typology for citizen media and their influence on traditional journalistic models

01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
new technologies journalism internet citizen journalism participative journalism editorial organization
Project description

In the past years new possibilities have emerged for ordinary citizen to act as journalists, particularly on the internet. The goal of our research is on the one hand to map those technologies and to discover their journalistic surplus. On the other hand, the organizational reaction of traditional media to those technologies is studied.