Doing It Together: Citizen Participation In The Professional News Making Process

  title={Doing It Together: Citizen Participation In The Professional News Making Process},
  author={Steve Paulussen},
This paper looks at how mainstream media are currently reacting to the trend of citizen media. In order to look beyond the hype and high expectations about user generated content, we first try to put the debate on citizen and participatory journalism in context. We argue that the revived interest in participatory journalism is the result of both external developments in society and internal evolutions in journalism. Next, we analyze these developments in four European countries – Belgium… CONTINUE READING
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