I am very pleased to say that a special issue, ‘Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism,’ has been published across two peer-reviewed journals, Digital Journalism 3(4) and Journalism Practice 9(4).
My ‘Introduction’ as guest editor appears in both journals, and an article I co-wrote with Chris Peters, ‘The “public eye” or “disaster tourists”: Investigating public perceptions of citizen smartphone imagery,’ appears in this issue of Digital Journalism (online in the first instance, with print versions to follow).
Other articles in the Digital Journalism special issue are by: Mervi Pantti and Stefanie Sirén; Marco Solaroli; Valérie Gorin; Aurélie Aubert and Jérémie Nicey; Eddy Borges-Rey; Jelle Mast and Samuel Hanegreefs; Keith Greenwood and Ryan J. Thomas; Gregory Paschalidis.
And in the Journalism Practice special issue, there are articles by: Carol B. Schwalbe, B. William Silcock, and Elizabeth Candello; Maria Nilsson and Ingela Wadbring; Igor Vobič and Ilija Tomanić Trivundža; Bonnie Brennen and J. Scott Brennen; Mette Mortensen; Andrea Pogliano; Louise Grayson; Kathrin Schmieder; Alice Baroni.
My sincere thanks to everyone involved for making my role as guest editor such a pleasure. Here’s hoping the special issues will be recognised as an intervention of sorts, one intended to help formalise this area of enquiry for future research.