Citizen Journalism

CHAPTER ONE Histories of Citizen Journalism STUART ALLAN At a time when
current debates over what should count as “ citizen journalism ” are being hotly
contested , it is not surprising that disagreements about its origins tend to be ...

Author: Stuart Allan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433102950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives' examines the spontaneous actions of ordinary people, caught up in extraordinary events, and compelled to adopt the role of a news reporter. This collection of twenty-one chapters investigates citizen journalism in the West, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, as well as its development in other national contexts around the globe, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Palestine, South Korea, Vietnam, and even Antarctica. Its aim is to assess the contribution of citizen journalism to crisis reporting, and to encourage new forms of dialogue and debate about how it may be improved in the future. The book contains contributions by Mark Deuze about 'The Future of Citizen Journalism' and Paul Bradshaw about 'Wiki Journalism.

The Making of Citizen Kane Revised Edition

In contrast, Welles became heavily involved in the actual work of post product ion
and, predictably, refused to settle for conventional results. As a consequence,
postproduction on Citizen Kane was extremely creative, and some of the film's ...

Author: Orson Welles

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520205673

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 182

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Citizen Kane, widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. The Making of Citizen Kane, copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new photographs.

Entertaining the Citizen

The citizen can very well be entertained, but not within the limited space that
modernist understandings of politics produce. In that space, entertainment and its
popular genres are actively ignored, invalidated, or exploited. Academic critics ...

Author: Liesbet van Zoonen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742529076

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Can politics be combined with entertainment? Can political involvement and participation be fun? Politics and popular culture are converging all the time, whether it's in Arnold Schwarzenegger's election as governor of California or in political television dramas and movies like The West Wing and Dave. This book encourages readers to think about how links between entertainment and politics have the potential to rejuvenate citizenship, endorse civic values, and sustain civic commitment. Instead of discarding the popular as irrelevant or dangerous to the democratic process, Liesbet van Zoonen shows us the possibilities for increasing political knowledge and participation through the arenas of politics and popular music, political "soaps," political television dramas, and politicians as celebrities. A first-rate starting point for debate, Entertaining the Citizen will stimulate and entertain students and general readers alike.

The Size of Municipalities Efficiency and Citizen Participation

Introductory report by Mr Jim Sharpe General Rapporteur Nuffield College ,
Oxford United Kingdom 1 . Introduction : the roles and functions of a local
government ...

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287126580

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

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Citizen Competence and Democratic Institutions

Citizen. Knowledge,. Citizen. Competence,. and. Democracy. Building. John
Gaventa In Recent Years, we have witnessed in the United States and across the
globe a welcome resurgence of concern with democracy building. In some cases

Author: Stephen L. Elkin

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271042435

Category: Political Science


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A searching examination of what citizen competence is, how much it exists in the United States today, and what can be done to increase it.

Citizen Engagement

Conclusion : From Public Participation to Citizen Engagement Susan D . Phillips
and Katherine A . Graham Public participation is undergoing a fundamental
reappraisal by local governments . Ongoing innovations in the practices of ...

Author: Katherine A. Graham

Publisher: Institute of Public Administration of Canada

ISBN: 9780920715789

Category: Municipal government

Page: 242

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Global Citizen Action

20 Global Citizen Action : Lessons and Challenges John Gaventa The
Significance of Global Citizen Action Across the globe , citizen action is widely
recognized as part of the discourse and practice of democratic politics and social
change ...

Author: Michael Edwards

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555879938

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Part 4: Lessons Learned

Citizen Lobbyists

The central goal of this book is to explore how citizens engage the local policy-
making process: what is the manner in which citizens attempt to influence local
policy? In Santa Ana, citizens attempted to influence policy in the same way as ...

Author: Brian E. Adams

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592135714

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

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How do ordinary citizens become involved in local politics?

Race and Citizen Identity in the Classical Athenian Democracy

Racial Citizenship: After Ethnicity and “before” Race Evenfromthis truncated
account of thehistoryof Athenian citizen identity, it is clear that the implementation
of the Periclean law not only changed the criteria for citizenship but also
promoted ...

Author: Susan Lape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139484125

Category: History


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In Race and Citizen Identity in the Classical Athenian Democracy, Susan Lape demonstrates how a race ideology grounded citizen identity. Although this ideology did not manifest itself in a fully developed race myth, its study offers insight into the causes and conditions that can give rise to race and racisms in both modern and pre-modern cultures. In the Athenian context, racial citizenship emerged because it both defined and justified those who were entitled to share in the political, symbolic, and socioeconomic goods of Athenian citizenship. By investigating Athenian law, drama, and citizenship practices, this study shows how citizen identity worked in practice to consolidate national unity and to account for past Athenian achievements. It also considers how Athenian identity narratives fuelled Herodotus' and Thucydides' understanding of history and causation.

Fairness and Competence in Citizen Participation

The Redemption of Citizen Advisory Committees: A Perspective from Critical
Theory Frances M. Lynn Jack D. Kartez Introduction Without doubt, the citizen
advisory committee (CAC) has been the longest- used participatory technique
among ...

Author: Ortwin Renn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792335177

Category: Nature

Page: 381

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A vital issue facing the citizens and governments of modern democracies is the direct participation of the public in the solution of environmental problems. Governments are increasingly experimenting with approaches that give citizens a greater say in the environmental debate. Fairness and Competence in Citizen Participation addresses a crucial question: How can we measure the performance of the citizen participation process? A novel approach to the problem is taken by viewing public participation as an act of communication. Drawing on Jürgen Habermas' Critical Theory of Communication, a normative framework is developed around the central area of citizen participation and competence in knowledge verification. A milestone on the road of citizen participation and applied critical theory, the book provides a sound theoretical and methodological basis for the systematic evaluation of models for environmental discourse. Eight models of citizen participation are studied, from North America and Europe. Each model is evaluated and criticized in paired chapters written by prominent scholars. Audience: Planners and citizens alike will find pragmatic advice in the evaluations.

Beyond the Citizen s Charter

The Citizen ' s Charter 1991 The Conservative government called its 1991
initiative designed to raise standards in public ... The proposal deliberately aimed
to attract public attention , seeking to communicate to individual citizens that their

Author: Ian Bynoe

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9781860300356

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 144

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Citizen Relationship Management

2 From Customer Relationship Management towards citizen - oriented
government Before embarking on a study of CiRM , it is important to review three
areas of the literature . Each of these areas gives us a sense of what has been
done to ...

Author: Alexander Schellong

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631578445

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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This study explores Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in government. Based on an interdisciplinary literature review and multiple-case study design, a model of Citizen Relationship Management (CiRM) is developed and discussed. The case studies explore the perceptions of CRM/CiRM by administrators, elected officials and consultants as well as its implementation and impact on the municipal level and in a multijurisdictional environment in the United States. Although the explorative part of the study focuses broadly on a theoretical conceptualization of CiRM, the immediate empirical referent of research are the 311 initiatives in the City of Baltimore, the City of Chicago, the City of New York and Miami-Dade County. Thus, the results help administrators and researchers to convey the idea and challenges of 311 well. The study shows that CRM is to a certain extent only partly able to make novel contributions to currently active reform movements in government. In addition, the study's findings support the idea that CiRM provides the means to a different kind of public participation.

Democracy as the Political Empowerment of the Citizen

For instance , Rheingold speaks of " Athens without slaves , " and expresses the
optimism that " computer - mediated communications " ( CMC ) could " revitalize
citizen - based democracy " and could " have democratizing potential in the way ...

Author: Majid Behrouzi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739118092

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

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Relates the democratic potential of the electronic technologies to the idea of direct-participatory democracy. Clarifying the original meaning of the idea of democracy, this book develops a different theory of democracy, Direct-Deliberative e-Democracy.

Citizen Critics

Beyond the Aesthetic : citizen Critics and Protopublic Classrooms In the four
preceding chapters I have studied the processes through which actual readers
attempted to come to terms with controversial texts by writing publicly about them

Author: Rosa A. Eberly

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068676

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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The condition of our public discussions about literary and cultural works has much to say about the condition of our democracy and the author argues for more public discourse--in classrooms, newspapers, magazines, etc. to reclaim a public voice on national artistic matters. In this revealing study of the links among literature, rhetoric, and democracy, Rosa A. Eberly explores the public debate generated by amateur and professional readers about four controversial literary works: two that were censored in the United States and two that created conflict because they were not censored. In Citizen Critics Eberly compares the outrage sparked by the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer with the relative quiescence that greeted the much more violent and sexually explicit content of Bret Easton Ellis's American Psychoand Andrea Dworkin's Mercy. Through a close reading of letters to the editor, reviews, media coverage, and court cases, Eberly shows how literary critics and legal experts defused censorship debates by shifting the focus from content to aesthetics and from social values to publicity. By asserting their authority to pass judgments--thus denying the authority of citizen critics--these professionals effectively removed the discussion from literary public spheres. A passionate advocate for treating reading as a public and rhetorical enterprise rather than solely as a private one, Eberly suggests the potential impact a work of literature may have on the social polity if it is brought into public forums for debate rather than removed to the exclusive rooms of literary criticism. Eberly urges educators to use their classrooms as protopublic spaces in which students can learn to make the transition from private reader to public citizen.

Citizen Hobo

The term "social citizenship" originally derives fromT. H. Marshall, "Citizenship
and Social Class," in Class, Citizenship, and Social Development (New York:
Doubleday, 1965), 65- 122. Other major historical studies that explore the
racialized ...

Author: Todd DePastino

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226143805

Category: History

Page: 350

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In the years following the Civil War, a veritable army of homeless men swept across America's "wageworkers' frontier" and forged a beguiling and bedeviling counterculture known as "hobohemia." Celebrating unfettered masculinity and jealously guarding the American road as the preserve of white manhood, hoboes took command of downtown districts and swaggered onto center stage of the new urban culture. Less obviously, perhaps, they also staked their own claims on the American polity, claims that would in fact transform the very entitlements of American citizenship. In this eye-opening work of American history, Todd DePastino tells the epic story of hobohemia's rise and fall, and crafts a stunning new interpretation of the "American century" in the process. Drawing on sources ranging from diaries, letters, and police reports to movies and memoirs, Citizen Hobo breathes life into the largely forgotten world of the road, but it also, crucially, shows how the hobo army so haunted the American body politic that it prompted the creation of an entirely new social order and political economy. DePastino shows how hoboes—with their reputation as dangers to civilization, sexual savages, and professional idlers—became a cultural and political force, influencing the creation of welfare state measures, the promotion of mass consumption, and the suburbanization of America. Citizen Hobo's sweeping retelling of American nationhood in light of enduring struggles over "home" does more than chart the change from "homelessness" to "houselessness." In its breadth and scope, the book offers nothing less than an essential new context for thinking about Americans' struggles against inequality and alienation.

The Citizenship Flowchart

The 1994 Amendment ( INTCA ) : In 1994 , Congress passed the Immigration and
Nationality Technical Corrections Act ( INTCA ) providing that even when the
child lost citizenship by not completing retention requirements , the child could
still ...

Author: Robert James McWhirter

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590319215

Category: Children

Page: 63

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Laminated 2-sided flowchart (28 x 22 cm.) inserted.

Citizen Science

In this situation, it becomes important to reflect on citizen science, including the
many and varied projects, methodologies and communities that make up this
approach to science and technology, as well as its recent popularity and the side

Author: Susanne Hecker

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787352331

Category: Political Science

Page: 580

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Citizen science, the active participation of the public in scientific research projects, is a rapidly expanding field in open science and open innovation. It provides an integrated model of public knowledge production and engagement with science. As a growing worldwide phenomenon, it is invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people easily and effectively with the scientific community. Catalysed by citizens’ wishes to be actively involved in scientific processes, as a result of recent societal trends, it also offers contributions to the rise in tertiary education. In addition, citizen science provides a valuable tool for citizens to play a more active role in sustainable development. This book identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the role of citizen science in the context of the wider agenda of open science and open innovation, and discuss progress towards responsible research and innovation, two of the most critical aspects of science today.

Why we need a Citizen s Basic Income

... Centre for the Modern Family Citizen's Income Trust (2000) 'Alaska Permanent
Fund', Citizen's Income Newsletter, issue 3 for 2000: 6–7 Citizen's Income Trust (
2003) 'Citizenship and a Citizen's Income', Citizen's Income Newsletter, issue 3 ...

Author: Torry, Malcolm

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447343166

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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In the five years since Money for Everyone was published the idea of a Citizen’s Basic Income has rocketed in interest to an idea whose time has come. In moving the debate on from the desirability of a basic income this fully updated and revised edition now includes comprehensive discussions on feasibility and implementation. Using the consultation undertaken by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as a basis, Torry examines a number of implementation methods for Citizen’s Basic Income and considers the cost implications. Including real-life examples from the UK, and data from case studies and pilots in Alaska, Namibia, India, Iran and elsewhere, this is the essential research-based introduction to the Citizen’s Basic Income.

New Media Campaigns and the Managed Citizen

FIVE Managed Citizenship and Information Technology ur contemporary system
of political communication is built by the exercise and distribution of political
power or by technology - savvy citizens who have access to many of the same ...

Author: Philip N. Howard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521847490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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A critical assessment of the role that information technologies have come to play in contemporary campaigns.

The Good Citizen

EIGHT Becoming Citizene, Becoming H iopanice' Eduardo Mendieta There is no
more central institution to democracy than that of citizenship. A government of the
people, by the people, for the people is meaningless without this mechanism ...

Author: David Batstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135302804

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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In The Good Citizen, some of the most eminent contemporary thinkers take up the question of the future of American democracy in an age of globalization, growing civic apathy, corporate unaccountability, and purported fragmentation of the American common identity by identity politics.