Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production

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Peter Lang, Jan 1, 2005 - Computers - 330 pages
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Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production is the first comprehensive study of the latest wave of online news publications. The book investigates the collaborative publishing models of key news Websites, ranging from the worldwide Indymedia network to the massively successful technology news site Slashdot, and further to the multitude of Weblogs that have emerged in recent years. Building on collaborative approaches borrowed from the open source software development community, this book illustrates how gatewatching provides an alternative to gatekeeping and other traditional journalistic models of reporting, and has enabled millions of users around the world to participate in the online news publishing process.
  

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Contents

Gatewatching
11
Participatory Journalism and Multiperspectival News
23
Slashdot
31
Users as Editors at the Response Stage
41
Who Owns Slashdot Content?
49
Mixed Media Mixed Messages?
55
Open Publishing Open News
63
Indymedia and Wikipedia
81
MediaChannel Plastic Kuro5hin
141
P2P Publishing
171
Blogs and Journalism
201
Content Syndication and the Semantic Web
237
Gatewatching as Semantic Metadata Generation
263
News Communities News Ownership
279
Conclusion
307
Bibliography
321

P2P Journalism
119

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About the author (2005)

Axel Bruns is a Senior Lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (Peter Lang, 2005), co-editor of Uses of Blogs (Peter Lang, 2006), and General Editor of M/C - Media and Culture (www.media-culture.org.au).

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