Collaborative Online News Production
Year of Publication: 2005
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. X, 330 pp., num. ill.
ISBN 978-0-8204-7432-8 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.470 kg, 1.036 lbs
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Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production is the first comprehensive study of the latest wave of online news publications. The book investigates the collaborative publishing models of key news Websites, ranging from the worldwide Indymedia network to the massively successful technology news site Slashdot, and further to the multitude of Weblogs that have emerged in recent years. Building on collaborative approaches borrowed from the open source software development community, this book illustrates how gatewatching provides an alternative to gatekeeping and other traditional journalistic models of reporting, and has enabled millions of users around the world to participate in the online news publishing process.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Author: Axel Bruns teaches in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is General Editor of M/C - Media and Culture (www.media-culture.org.au).
«It's journalism, Jim, but not as we know it. 'Gatewatching', 'multiperspectival editing' the 'produser'. Strange new terms - but as Axel Bruns shows in this impressive account of online news media, the underlying issues remain very much as Herbert Gans described them a generation ago. In a democracy everyone has a right to practice journalism. Users are beginning to shape the oddly named collaborative instruments on the Internet into a new chorus, giving a new voice to democracy. Axel Bruns shows us why and how we all need to learn the tune.» (John Hartley, Queensland University of Technology)
«Ever wondered why people love to comment on the news? Axel Bruns describes in detail how, in the Internet age, this 'gatewatching' passion is changing the media landscape. Are news barons paying notice? Of course not. Will bloggers and open news contributors revolutionize our understanding of news production? You bet they will.» (Geert Lovink, Author of 'Dark Fiber' and 'My First Recession')
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