A newly published study by Tony Harcup explores what prompts people to become members of the audience for alternative forms of journalism.
It is said that alternative forms of journalism challenge the passive role of audience members as receivers and to foster active citizenship. There is also some evidence that individuals are attracted to alternative journalism by their dissatisfaction with mainstream media and alternative media helps them to make sense of the world. The study also answers the question to what extent can an engagement with alternative journalism foster active citizenship.
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