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Gatekeepers : going, going, gone -the challenge of citizenship journalism to traditional practice

Murrell, Colleen and Oakham, Katrina Mandy 2008, Gatekeepers : going, going, gone -the challenge of citizenship journalism to traditional practice, Australian journalism review, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 11-21.

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Title Gatekeepers : going, going, gone -the challenge of citizenship journalism to traditional practice
Author(s) Murrell, Colleen
Oakham, Katrina Mandy
Journal name Australian journalism review
Volume number 30
Issue number 2
Start page 11
End page 21
Total pages 11
Publisher Journalism Education Association of Australia
Place of publication Kelvin Grove, Qld.
Publication date 2008-12
ISSN 0810-2686
Keyword(s) user-generated content
mainstream journalism
Herald Sun
online editors
Summary Commentators believe that the reporting of the London bombings of July 2005 ushered in a new era of the citizen joumalist. News outlets in Britain were  flooded with emails and mobile phone pictures. But with the sheer quantity of material heading into the editor's inbox, how can we be sure of its veracity? This paper looks at The Herald Sun. The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph and The Adelaide Advertiser to investigate the current systems in place for checking incoming leads and material. The paper raises questions regarding the reliability of current systems and puts forward the possibility that new approaches and systems may be needed to meet the new challenges. The paper further explores if newspapers are still acting as gatekeepers of the traditional system or if they are letting the gate swing ajar in response to  changed circumstances.
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
200104 Media Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017622

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