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Meaning-ful encounters: theorising knowledge production in community-centred pioneer journalism.

Anderson, Bissie

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Abstract

Journalism's eroding epistemic authority and the diminishing public trust in journalism as a knowledge-producing institution have become increasingly critical topics of scholarly debate in the field of Journalism Studies since the advent of the network society (Carlson, 2017; Castells, 2010; Ekström and Westlund, 2019). Some scholars have issued calls for journalism to reckon with its legacy and to rethink core strategic rituals and epistemic practices it has traditionally relied on to substantiate its truth-claims (Callison and Young, 2019). Community-centred journalism has been hailed as one of several solutions to journalism's deepening "epistemic crisis" (Steensen, 2019), motivating scholarly interest in how community-focused journalists around the world reimagine knowledge production in their networks of networks (Author; Callison and Young, 2019; Wenzel, 2019). This paper presents a conceptual framework of meaning-ful encounters, based on a comparative case study of community-focused journalism startups/collectives in different parts of the world. The study contributes to our understanding of the relational production of knowledge in "pioneering" community-centred journalism networks, illuminating how community-centred journalists co-produce knowledge vis-à-vis their communities, audiences, and the public.

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ANDERSON, B. 2024. Meaning-ful encounters: theorising knowledge production in community-centred pioneer journalism. Presented at the 4th European Communication Research and Education Association journalism studies conference (ECREA Journalism 2024): diversity, equality and inclusion in and through journalism, 11-12 April 2024, Sheffield, UK.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name 4th European Communication Research and Education Association journalism studies conference (ECREA Journalism 2024): diversity, equality and inclusion in and through journalism
Conference Location Sheffield, UK
Start Date Apr 11, 2024
End Date Apr 12, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 16, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 27, 2024
Keywords Journalism; Journalists; Journalism and society; Co-production
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2303405