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Deconstructing the discourse of citizen journalism: Who says what and why it matters

Volume 14, Issue 1

March, 2008

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Tilley, E., & Cokley, J. (2008). Deconstructing the discourse of citizen journalism: Who says what and why it matters. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(1): 94-114.
Author(s): John Cokley, Elspeth Tilley
Publication date: 
April, 2008

Since it emerged early this century, ‘citizen journalist’ and its related terms have been increasingly contested among groups including professional journalists, academics, and citizens themselves. This article creates a typology of five key participant groups in this contest and uses it to analyse the discursive constructs each group uses to advance their position.