Gatekeeping and Citizen Journalism: A Qualitative Examination of Participatory Newsgathering
An outstanding paper shared by Amani Channel upon his graduation from the University of South Florida with an MA in Mass Communications.
I read the introduction, the discussion and the conclusion. It's a great case study about CNN's use of participatory media to increase their news coverage and the extent to which they engage the public as media reporters in their iReport initiative.
This is the way that we will receive, respond, and influence the news as citizen-reporters of tomorrow and Amani has nailed it with this thesis paper.