Forums for citizen journalists? Adoption of user generated content initiatives by online news media

  title={Forums for citizen journalists? Adoption of user generated content initiatives by online news media},
  author={Neil Thurman},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={139 - 157}
  • Neil Thurman
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Sociology
  • New Media & Society
The mainstream online news media face accusations of being slow to respond to so-called `grassroots' or `citizen journalism', which uses the world wide web, and in particular blogs and wikis, to publish and promote independent news-related content. This article argues that the adaptation of established news websites to the increasing demand from readers for space to express their views is driven as much by local organizational and technical conditions as it is by any attachment to traditional… 
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