Is Online Citizen News Really Alternative? A Multiplatform Analysis of BP Oil Spill Coverage

By Benjamin A. Lyons WJMCR 49 (July 2015) Introduction | Literature Review | Research Questions and Hypotheses | Methods | Results | Discussion Abstract Citizen journalism is more accessible than ever, through a range of both independent and commercial online platforms. But is it just an echo of traditional news? This content analysis investigated whether such news fits alternative journalism’s characteristics, comparing BP oil spill […]