The J Word 2.7: News Citizens, Digital Civicness & Cell Phone Journalism
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Cellphones and citizenship. Today, they go hand in hand. And journalists know it. And journalists are well aware of the things people do with their phones, too – from using them for social media to clicking stills – and that this content is ripe for engaging as and with journalism. Today’s episode features journalists’ use of cell phone footage to share stories about police shootings, the balancing of advocacy journalism and conventional practice, and the effects of promoting journalists and how that can lead to trolling and harassment. Our guests are Silvio Waisbord, Denetra Walker, and Charu Uppal.

Texts Discussed in this Episode:

Waisbord, S. (2020). Trolling Journalists and the Risks of Digital Publicity. Journalism Practice, 1-17.

Walker, D. (2021). “There’s a Camera Everywhere”: How Citizen Journalists, Cellphones, and Technology Shape Coverage of Police Shootings. Journalism Practice, 1-18.

Uppal, C. (2020). Mobilizing Citizens at Their Level: A Case Study of Public Engagement. Journalism Practice, 1-19.

Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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