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IAMCR Paper published

The paper I presented at the IAMCR conference in Dublin in June has been published in the new journal  Digital Journalism. The abstract and link to the full text are below. The “ecology of participation” A study of audience engagement on alternative journalism websites This paper investigates how audience members are using “alternative journalism” websites.… Continue reading IAMCR Paper published

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Audience engagment as an ecology of participation

So I am in sunny Dublin (well not actually today, but it has been for the last few days) attending the annual IAMCR conference. Below you can find my slides for my paper: The ‘ecology of participation’: A study of audience engagement on alternative journalism websites. The ‘ecology of participation’: an investigation of audience engagement… Continue reading Audience engagment as an ecology of participation

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The death of the blog

It’s occurred to me that I have too many bad habits that make me feel incredibly guilty. But before you start thinking of me in this fabulously debauched rockstar lifestyle, I should say that my sparse blogging is one of those bad habits. Keith Richards eat your heart out, I know. But the fact is… Continue reading The death of the blog

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Teaching social media curation and verification to journalism students

When I first began teaching social media to students three years ago, I would start the lesson by asking ‘Who uses Facebook?’ Not surprisingly, even back then (three years is a lifetime in the land social media technology) 99.9% were active on Facebook. I would then ask ‘Who uses Twitter?’ And I would generally find… Continue reading Teaching social media curation and verification to journalism students

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ONA 2011 conference – top takeaways

I am now one week into a three-month research visit to the US (I’m hoping I will have more time to blog now that I am not teaching). The University of Maryland has been kind enough to host me and I will be using my time here to research users of American participatory journalism sites.… Continue reading ONA 2011 conference – top takeaways

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News sites that ‘get’ participation part II

In response to my last blog post on sites showcasing great participation techniques I received a lot of suggestions on Twitter. I thought I would continue the list here – with those that were suggested. Blottr – aggregator and site based on community contribtuions What’s trending – a similar idea to The Stream on Al… Continue reading News sites that ‘get’ participation part II