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The impact of social media and citizen journalismon mainstream Russian news
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
2016 (English)In: Russian Journal of Communication, ISSN 1940-9419, E-ISSN 1940-9427Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article seeks to address the impact of social media and citizen journalism on mainstreamRussian news by asking those engaged directly or indirectly in the field of professionaljournalism for their opinions and perceptions. It seeks to answer is there any kind ofdiscernible effect so far, and if so, if this influence consolidated. In order to reach thesequestions, it is essential to understand the role and nature of news in Russia, as well asconceptual and theoretical treatment of both social media and citizen journalism. Qualitative data were collected from a questionnaire sent to journalists, educators, and a group ofstudents. Together the result revealed that the effect of new technology has spurred adevelopment in the freedom of information. It was more problematic to identify if this wasconsolidated or not.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279683DOI: 10.1080/19409419.2016.1140590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-279683DiVA: diva2:908643
Available from: 2016-03-03 Created: 2016-03-03 Last updated: 2016-07-27Bibliographically approved

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