Study of Attitudes Toward Audience Interaction in Journalism. Citizen Based Reporting

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What emerges from this study is a greatly complicated and enriched picture of the roles journalists play in our ever more complex, media-saturated world. The first chapters show that the terms World Wide Web, symbolic interaction, social construction of media, and convergence of meaning name current American social, psychological, epistemological and political movements that revolve around the interactive construction process of knowledge rather than the one-way delivery that characterizes traditional journalism.

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface; Foreword; Introduction
1. The Rise of the Internet: Mass Medium; Media Convergence; Interactivity; Electronic Mail; Previous Studies; Methodology; Newspaper & Television Results; Conclusions
2. Symbolic Interaction: Feedback, Constructionism; Mass Interaction; Public Judgment; Common Knowledge; Public Journalism; Case Study; Results; Readership Study; Conclusions
3. Construction of Meaning: Cognitive Revolution; Cognition and Science; Inner Dialogue; Composition Theory; Conclusions
4. Converging Media: Printing; Broadcasting; Cablecasting; Internet; Student Press; Conclusions
5. Methodology: Samples, Surveys, Research questions, Data analysis
6. Results: Reporter Types; Consumer Types; communicator types
7. Conclusions
Appendices; Bibliography; Index

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