Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism
  1. Citizenship and Journalistic Practices
Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism

Citizenship and Journalistic Practices

An international and interdisciplinary network of scholars and practitioners working in the field of intersections between journalism and citizenship.

Dr Bolette Blaagaard, Research Fellow at the CLJJ was awarded a Pump Prime Research Grant from City, University of London to set up an international and interdisciplinary network of scholars and practitioners working in the field of intersections between journalism and citizenship.

The aim of the network is to map out the different ways in which cultural and political citizenship is formulated by and through journalistic practices across nations and communities as well as in historical perspectives. This mapping exercise will serve to contextualise the current debates about active and mediated citizenship, particularly as expressed in citizen journalism, UGC, and social media.

The network brings together theoretical and practical case studies of citizen engagements by and through the press in different journalistic styles and technologies, geographical and national settings, and through history, so as to map intersecting ways of citizenship and journalistic practices and to point towards the long-standing significance of the press and journalistic work in the political and cultural formations of citizenship and in doing politics. Each of these case studies will look differently from different professional, disciplinary and political perspectives, in light of particular media policies and usages, and from historical viewpoints.

The network participants met in the fall 2011 to identify a common frame of reference and possible research questions. This preliminary work was funded by a Pump Priming Grant from City, University of London.

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