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The printed rise of the common man: how Web 2.0 has changed the representation of ordinary people in newspapers

Jeroen De Keyser and Karin Raeymaeckers UGent (2011) The future of journalism conference, Proceedings.
abstract
Journalists have traditionally focused on a small range of elite sources. Far less attention went to common people, resulting in little visibility in the news output. Bottom-up Web 2.0 technologies have given common people new communication tools, though, allowing them to disperse news or other kinds of information without the need for traditional media as intermediaries. This has made traditional news media aware of a public desire for bottom-up participation in the news production process. Accordingly, some news media have started to offer their own participation features. Bearing this context in mind, we address the question whether Web 2.0 has helped increase the visibility and importance of the common people in the daily news output. Via a content analysis of five Flemish newspapers the current representation of ordinary citizens is compared to that one decade ago, before the appearance Web 2.0. The analysis shows that citizens appear more prominently in the news nowadays.
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organization
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type
conference
publication status
unpublished
subject
keyword
Content analysis, News output, Ordinary citizens, Web 2.0, Sourcing
in
The future of journalism conference, Proceedings
pages
12 pages
publisher
Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
place of publication
Cardiff, UK
conference name
The Future of Journalism Conference
conference location
Cardiff, UK
conference start
2011-11-08
conference end
2011-11-09
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2047811
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2047811
date created
2012-02-27 16:35:20
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:53:10
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  abstract     = {Journalists have traditionally focused on a small range of elite sources. Far less attention went to common people, resulting in little visibility in the news output. Bottom-up Web 2.0 technologies have given common people new communication tools, though, allowing them to disperse news or other kinds of information without the need for traditional media as intermediaries. This has made traditional news media aware of a public desire for bottom-up participation in the news production process. Accordingly, some news media have started to offer their own participation features. Bearing this context in mind, we address the question whether Web 2.0 has helped increase the visibility and importance of the common people in the daily news output. Via a content analysis of five Flemish newspapers the current representation of ordinary citizens is compared to that one decade ago, before the appearance Web 2.0. The analysis shows that citizens appear more prominently in the news nowadays.},
  author       = {De Keyser, Jeroen and Raeymaeckers, Karin},
  booktitle    = {The future of journalism conference, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {Content analysis,News output,Ordinary citizens,Web 2.0,Sourcing},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Cardiff, UK},
  pages        = {12},
  publisher    = {Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies},
  title        = {The printed rise of the common man: how Web 2.0 has changed the representation of ordinary people in newspapers},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
De Keyser, Jeroen, and Karin Raeymaeckers. 2011. “The Printed Rise of the Common Man: How Web 2.0 Has Changed the Representation of Ordinary People in Newspapers.” In The Future of Journalism Conference, Proceedings. Cardiff, UK: Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
APA
De Keyser, Jeroen, & Raeymaeckers, K. (2011). The printed rise of the common man: how Web 2.0 has changed the representation of ordinary people in newspapers. The future of journalism conference, Proceedings. Presented at the The Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, UK: Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
Vancouver
1.
De Keyser J, Raeymaeckers K. The printed rise of the common man: how Web 2.0 has changed the representation of ordinary people in newspapers. The future of journalism conference, Proceedings. Cardiff, UK: Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies; 2011.
MLA
De Keyser, Jeroen, and Karin Raeymaeckers. “The Printed Rise of the Common Man: How Web 2.0 Has Changed the Representation of Ordinary People in Newspapers.” The Future of Journalism Conference, Proceedings. Cardiff, UK: Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, 2011. Print.