New book: Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives, volume 2

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Very pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives, which I have co-edited with Einar Thorsen.

Book synopsis:

The second volume of Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives seeks to build upon the agenda set in motion by the first volume, namely by:

  • Offering an overview of key developments in citizen journalism since 2008, including the use of social media in crisis reporting;
  • Providing a new set of case studies highlighting important instances of citizen reporting of crisis events in a complementary range of national contexts;
  • Introducing new ideas, concepts and frameworks for the study of citizen journalism;
  • Evaluating current academic and journalistic debates regarding the growing significance of citizen journalism for globalising news cultures.


Simon Cottle: Series Editor’s Preface

Einar Thorsen and Stuart Allan: Introduction

Yasmin Ibrahim: Social Media and the Mumbai Terror Attack: The Coming of Age of Twitter

Lindsay Palmer: CNN’s Citizen Journalism Platform: The Ambivalent Labor of iReporting

Chris Greer and Eugene McLaughlin: Righting Wrongs: Citizen Journalism and Miscarriages of Justice

Lilie Chouliaraki: ‘I have a voice’: The Cosmopolitan Ambivalence of Convergent Journalism

Kristina Riegert: Before the Revolutionary Moment: The Significance of Lebanese and Egyptian Bloggers in the New Media Ecology

Neil Thurman and James Rodgers: Citizen Journalism in Real Time? Live Blogging and Crisis Events

Donald Matheson: Tools in Their Pockets: How Personal Media Were Used During the Christchurch Earthquakes

Trevor Knoblich: Hurricane Sandy and the Adoption of Citizen Journalism Platforms

Einar Thorsen: Live Reporting Terror: Remediating Citizen Crisis Communication

Mette Mortensen: Eyewitness Images as a Genre of Crisis Reporting

Stuart Allan: Reformulating Photojournalism: Interweaving Professional and Citizen Photo reportage of the Boston Bombings

Graham Meikle: Citizen Journalism, Sharing, and the Ethics of Visibility

Silvio Waisbord: Citizen Journalism, Development and Social Change: Hype and Hope

Clemencia Rodríguez: A Latin American Approach to Citizen Journalism

Firuzeh Shokooh Valle: Getting into the Mainstream: The Digital/Media Strategies of a Feminist Coalition in Puerto Rico

Yomna Kamel: Reporting a Revolution and Its Aftermath: When Activists Drive the News Coverage

Kayt Davies: Citizen Journalism in Indonesia’s Disputed Territories: Life on the New Media Frontline

Karina Alexanyan: Civic Responsibility and Empowerment: Citizen Journalism in Russia

Last Moyo: Beyond the Newsroom Monopolies: Citizen Journalism as the Practice of Freedom in Zimbabwe

Lisa Lynch: ‘Blade and Keyboard In Hand’: Wikileaks and/as Citizen Journalism

Nik Gowing: Beyond Journalism: The New Public Information Space

Hayley Watson and Kush Wadhwa: The Evolution of Citizen Journalism in Crises: From Reporting to Crisis Management

Lei Guo: Citizen Journalism in the Age of Weibo: the Shifang Environmental Protest

Mary Angela Bock: Little Brother Is Watching: Citizen Video Journalists and Witness Narratives

Kevin Michael DeLuca and Sean Lawson: Occupy Wall Street and Social Media News Sharing after the Wake of Institutional Journalism

Sue Robinson and Mitchael L. Schwartz: The Activist as Citizen Journalist.

Book’s webpages: publisher’s webpage and our webpage

Book series webpage: Simon Cottle, series editor, Global Crises and the Media


About Stuart Allan's personal blog

Stuart Allan is Professor of Journalism and Communication in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) at Cardiff University, UK.
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