The impact of social media and citizen journalismon mainstream Russian news
2016 (English)In: Russian Journal of Communication, ISSN 1940-9419, E-ISSN 1940-9427Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279683DOI: 10.1080/19409419.2016.1140590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-279683DiVA: diva2:908643