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Connecting with citizen journalists: an exploratory Living lab study on motivations for using mobile reporting applications

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In the context of user generated content in the newsroom, mobile reporting applications are seen as a facilitator of citizen journalism, bringing news items from the user to the newsroom and vice versa. In this paper, we describe a Living Lab project aimed at developing a mobile reporting application for a regional television broadcaster that struggles reaching a young audience. Data were collected through an online survey (n:500), one focus group (n:9), a field trial (n:35) and in-depth interviews (n:10). Besides user motivations for using mobile reporting applications, we provide three user profiles and give insights in citizen journalism projects. A mobile reporting application could provide a solution for regional news stations to reach more youngsters, however, reasonable efforts should be taken to make such a project succeed.
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online survey, focus group, living lab, Citizen journalism, mobile reporting applications, in-depth interview, field trial

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Vandenbroucke, Karel, Bastiaan Baccarne, and Dimitri Schuurman. “Connecting with Citizen Journalists: An Exploratory Living Lab Study on Motivations for Using Mobile Reporting Applications.” Etmaal Van De Communicatiewetenschappen, Proceedings. 2014. Print.
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Vandenbroucke, Karel, Baccarne, B., & Schuurman, D. (2014). Connecting with citizen journalists: an exploratory Living lab study on motivations for using mobile reporting applications. Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschappen, Proceedings. Presented at the Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschap.
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Vandenbroucke, Karel, Bastiaan Baccarne, and Dimitri Schuurman. 2014. “Connecting with Citizen Journalists: An Exploratory Living Lab Study on Motivations for Using Mobile Reporting Applications.” In Etmaal Van De Communicatiewetenschappen, Proceedings.
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Vandenbroucke, Karel, Bastiaan Baccarne, and Dimitri Schuurman. 2014. “Connecting with Citizen Journalists: An Exploratory Living Lab Study on Motivations for Using Mobile Reporting Applications.” In Etmaal Van De Communicatiewetenschappen, Proceedings.
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Vandenbroucke K, Baccarne B, Schuurman D. Connecting with citizen journalists: an exploratory Living lab study on motivations for using mobile reporting applications. Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschappen, Proceedings. 2014.
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K. Vandenbroucke, B. Baccarne, and D. Schuurman, “Connecting with citizen journalists: an exploratory Living lab study on motivations for using mobile reporting applications,” in Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschappen, Proceedings, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2014.
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  abstract     = {In the context of user generated content in the newsroom, mobile reporting applications are seen as a facilitator of citizen journalism, bringing news items from the user to the newsroom and vice versa. In this paper, we describe a Living Lab project aimed at developing a mobile reporting application for a regional television broadcaster that struggles reaching a young audience. Data were collected through an online survey (n:500), one focus group (n:9), a field trial (n:35) and in-depth interviews (n:10). Besides user motivations for using mobile reporting applications, we provide three user profiles and give insights in citizen journalism projects. A mobile reporting application could provide a solution for regional news stations to reach more youngsters, however, reasonable efforts should be taken to make such a project succeed.},
  author       = {Vandenbroucke, Karel and Baccarne, Bastiaan and Schuurman, Dimitri},
  booktitle    = {Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschappen, Proceedings},
  keywords     = {online survey,focus group,living lab,Citizen journalism,mobile reporting applications,in-depth interview,field trial},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Wageningen, The Netherlands},
  pages        = {7},
  title        = {Connecting with citizen journalists: an exploratory Living lab study on motivations for using mobile reporting applications},
  year         = {2014},
}