ARTICLE: Participants’ perspective on participatory journalism


This article focuses on ‘participatory journalism’ from the perspective of participants. How do they view and evaluate their participation in journalism? The study is based on 32 in-depth interviews with participants from two different participatory journalistic environments. Study is written by Merel Borger,  Anita van Hoof, both of University Amsterdam, and José Sanders, of Radboud University Nijmegen.

The data revealed that participants had diverse views and evaluations of participatory journalism. But the data also suggest that participants’ views progressed through a series of four stages: anticipation, participation, evaluation and reconsideration. Chances of success of participatory journalistic projects increase if the journalism is more reciprocal.

Article is published by New Media and Society and it is available here.

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