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ABSTRACT. Scholarly research reveals strong correlations between epistemological limits of mainstream journalism, the use of participatory communication for social change, the changing landscape of cultural production, the nature of facilitating crowd-sourced citizen journalism, and the rise of citizen-led media. The results of the current paper converge with prior research on the role of the Internet in a democratic society, the dynamics of citizen journalism communities, the emergence of hybrid forms of media work and content production, and the democratization of media production online. I am specifically interested in how previous research investigated the growth of the broadcast electronic media, the dynamics and potential of online citizen journalism, the developing role of journalists in digital media, and the emerging diversification of genres in online journalism. pp. 40–69

Keywords: online citizen journalism, internet, media work, content production

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