Citizen Journalism, Agenda-Setting and the 2008 Presidential Election

By Kirsten A. Johnson WJMCR 28 (January 2011) Introduction | Agenda-Setting | Hypotheses | Results | Discussion | Conclusion Abstract This study examined 329 posts made by citizens to CNN’s about the 2008 presidential election. A content analysis showed a correlation between stories posted on iReport and stories covered by traditional media. The top […]

Examining the Features, Policies, and Resources of Citizen Journalism: Citizen News Sites and Blogs

Stephen R. Lacy, Daniel Riffe, Esther Thorson, and Margaret Duffy WJMCR 15 (June 2009) Introduction|Background|Method|Results|Conclusion Abstract This study used content analysis to explore the policies, citizen participation features, and means of financial support for sixty-four citizen journalism sites�both news sites and blogs�in 15 randomly selected U.S. cities. Community size was related to number of sites in […]