Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 2012: A case study of emergency news and participatory journalism

When an emergency happens, journalists are likely to find the community already has started a digital conversation. As Carrie Brown-Smith of the University of Memphis found, non-journalists quickly create Twitter hashtags to report, share, and discuss emergency information.

Her findings provide useful insights into how news media can embrace participatory journalism and respond to the community's concerns.  Read her report in the latest edition of The Convergence Newsletter.

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