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Weaving knowledge together: the micropolitics of "encounters" in community journalism.

Anderson, Bissie

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Abstract

Community journalism has been hailed as one of several solutions to journalism's deepening crisis, motivating scholarly interest in how community-focused journalists produce knowledge in their networks (Callison and Young, 2019; Fenton et al., 2010; Wenzel, 2019). Many of these non-mainstream communities of journalistic practice have noble, pioneering visions of the role of journalism in advancing democracy and human rights (Deuze and Witschge, 2020; Schapals, Maares and Hanusch, 2019). This is evident in their public manifesto activist discourses: journalists on the periphery often embrace a "knowledge-based advocacy" role and engage in grassroots activism, seeking to transform journalism from the ground up (Anderson, 2023). This paper will present the findings of a research project that critically examined the epistemic praxis of four community-focused outlets in Asia and Europe.

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ANDERSON, B. 2024. Weaving knowledge together: the micropolitics of "encounters" in community journalism. Presented at the 2024 International Association for Media and Communication Research / International Communication Association bridge conference: the ascent of community and activist media: theorising the turn to counter-power media and communication, 25 June 2024, Gold Coast, Australia.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name 2024 International Association for Media and Communication Research / International Communication Association bridge conference: the ascent of community and activist media: theorising the turn to counter-power media and communication
Conference Location Gold Coast, Australia
Start Date Jun 25, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 22, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 27, 2024
Keywords Journalism; Journalists; Journalism and society; Co-production
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2307638

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