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The Resource Journalism, online comments, and the future of public discourse, Marie K. Shanahan

Journalism, online comments, and the future of public discourse, Marie K. Shanahan

Label
Journalism, online comments, and the future of public discourse
Title
Journalism, online comments, and the future of public discourse
Statement of responsibility
Marie K. Shanahan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Comments on digital news stories and on social media play an increasingly important role in public discourse as more citizens communicate through online networks. The reasons for eliminating comments on news stories are plentiful. Off-topic posts and toxic commentary have been shown to undermine legitimate news reporting, yet the proliferation of digital communication technology has revolutionized the setting for democratic participation. The digital exchange of ideas and opinions is now a vital component of the democratic landscape. Marie K. Shanahan's book argues that public digital discourse is crucial component of modern democracy - one that journalists must stop treating with indifference or detachment; for news organizations to recognize commenters as democratic actors and use journalistic rigor and better online design to add value to citizens' comments above the social layer. Through original interviews, anecdotes, field observations, summaries of research literature, Shanahan explains the obstacles of digital discourse as well as its promises for journalists in the digital age"--
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Shanahan, Marie K.,
Dewey number
070.4/42
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online journalism
  • Online journalism
  • Mass media
  • Social media
  • Digital media
  • Public opinion
  • Citizen journalism
Label
Journalism, online comments, and the future of public discourse, Marie K. Shanahan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Routledge focus"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Bystanders: Journalism's comment conundrum ; Feedback culture vs. "the view from nowhere" -- A story is a promise of a conversation: The public sphere & public opinion ; News conversations & deliberative democracy ; Digital journalism is a conversation -- Discourse amid discord: Toxic disinhibition and endless arguments ; Where emotions prevail -- What's civility got to do with it?: Polarization, information distortion & participation inequality ; Hateful comments as an occupational hazard -- Journalism's contradictions of anonymity: Privacy, safety and consequence free speech ; Faceless, nameless, merciless ; Ethics, laws and terms of service ; Journalism's unmasking prerogative ; In search of credibility -- Debugging digital discourse: Championing good conversations
Control code
on1017937311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351807050
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
14974631
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1017937311
Label
Journalism, online comments, and the future of public discourse, Marie K. Shanahan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Routledge focus"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Bystanders: Journalism's comment conundrum ; Feedback culture vs. "the view from nowhere" -- A story is a promise of a conversation: The public sphere & public opinion ; News conversations & deliberative democracy ; Digital journalism is a conversation -- Discourse amid discord: Toxic disinhibition and endless arguments ; Where emotions prevail -- What's civility got to do with it?: Polarization, information distortion & participation inequality ; Hateful comments as an occupational hazard -- Journalism's contradictions of anonymity: Privacy, safety and consequence free speech ; Faceless, nameless, merciless ; Ethics, laws and terms of service ; Journalism's unmasking prerogative ; In search of credibility -- Debugging digital discourse: Championing good conversations
Control code
on1017937311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351807050
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
14974631
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1017937311

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