News in the community? Investigating the new spaces of news production/consumption

Dickens, Luke, Couldry, Nick and Fotopoulou, Aristea (2015) News in the community? Investigating the new spaces of news production/consumption. Journalism Studies, 16 (1). pp. 97-114. ISSN 1461-670X

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Abstract

This article examines the emergence of new, inter-local spaces of news production and consumption, drawing on extensive fieldwork and interviews with community reporters trained by a community reporter organisation based in the north of England. Practices of news production and content generation are focused on people's own communities and they are underpinned by an ethos of production, which is grounded in a critical consumption of news and collective processes of skill acquisition. Through an analysis of motivations and practices, we account for the values that sustain community reporter communities and discuss how such practices, while emerging from the place of local community, also extend across wider communities of interest. It is suggested that an evolving practice of skill sharing and mutual recognition could potentially stimulate the regrowth of democratic values.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0711 Groups and organisations > HM0756 Community
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4699 Journalism. The periodical press, etc.
Depositing User: Aristea Fotopoulou
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 08:40
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 14:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46809
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