t doe s the           Wha       list wa nt?        i zen Jo urna  Cit                      Alternative Medi               ...
formation       to inaccess                                          arra tives                            omin a nt n    ...
(Jenkins, 2006)multi-platform ex                  p eriences user generated c                   ontent   mobile technolog ...
i strib ution                  duct ion/d     de o f promo                                      tent                      ...
Build networks b                                  etween groups                   Voice to margina                        ...
f add ress                 o des o                              tives     if ferent m                           t pe rspec...
ting wi t h ?co mpe
“It is not easy to be both an academic and an activist. The  values, the audiences and the constraints are different.Sitti...
ontext of       political c mentsocial/ h environ  researc                                                    the f uture ...
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e act ivismon l i n                et to                   tern              he in tion?)   or u sing t te ac  (        un...
‘underpinned by socio-historical          narratives, rather than socio-technical’                             participati...
ation         to informaccess                                           arra tives                               mina nt n...
formation       to inaccess                                          arra tives                            omin a nt n    ...
(Rikowski, 2004)                   realms of freedom                      human need                          critique
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p eers    m odels                 t hings                                me ntors(lllich, 1976)
the web cannot provide new opportunities and new modes of relationship if we proposethat people are able to “come together...
Thus, there needs to be motivation and asymbolic context within information can be   produced, received and distributed.  ...
lic ac t i onsym   bo                         repo rted        ing t he unre port                                         ...
prod ucing     cesse s of t pro      co nten                    rgum ents      truct ing ac on s                          ...
orkshops w                                   resources                         access to         u ing i deascritiq       ...
no “master onlinecitizen journalism   site lists” to   sample from(Carpenter, 2010: 1070)
Incentive to writ                 e?
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“Even if geeks are ‘about’ justice and   equality, the consequence of thewidespread adoption and extension of   their work...
(Turner, 2009: 123)the demotic turn
not everyone thatencounters the internetin this way becomes an  active producer, nor    creative subject               (Te...
ver, 2010            i n Va ncouPro tests
ing a b ou t                  writ       repo rters ryYo ung    ne w libra
“It may take some work to discover   distortions and suppressions of   information. All you need is the          desire to...
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Full paper: http://bit.ly/virtualfutures   http://www.jennifermjones.net          @jennifermjones      Thanks to @citizens...
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture
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What does the citizen journalist want? Alternative Media and Activism Rhetoric in Cyberculture

  1. 1. t doe s the Wha list wa nt? i zen Jo urna Cit Alternative Medi a & Activism Rhetoric in Cybe rculture@jennifermjones #virtualfutures
  2. 2. formation to inaccess arra tives omin a nt n d
  3. 3. (Jenkins, 2006)multi-platform ex p eriences user generated c ontent mobile technolog ies
  4. 4. i strib ution duct ion/d de o f promo tent ms o f con for uality esthetic qa a udi ences t i on wi t h in terac(Atton, 2002)
  5. 5. Build networks b etween groups Voice to margina l communities Challenge domin ant narratives(Downing, 2001)
  6. 6. f add ress o des o tives if ferent m t pe rspec d dif feren selec t i on st or y(Goode, 2009: 1070)
  7. 7. ting wi t h ?co mpe
  8. 8. “It is not easy to be both an academic and an activist. The values, the audiences and the constraints are different.Sitting down to write, you can feel yourself pulled in two different ways. The result is often muddled thinking and murky prose.There is too much ranting for an academicaudience, and too much goobledgook for the activists. Inmany cases, there is no prose at all, only silence and pages crumbled in the wastebasket or erased on the screen.” (Neale, 2008 :217) Activist and Acad e mia
  9. 9. ontext of political c mentsocial/ h environ researc the f uture tion of/in e duca
  10. 10. What are the alte rnatives?How do you com municate them?
  11. 11. e act ivismon l i n et to tern he in tion?) or u sing t te ac ( unica c omm
  12. 12. ‘underpinned by socio-historical narratives, rather than socio-technical’ participation & b eing there(Hall, 2011)
  13. 13. ation to informaccess arra tives mina nt n do
  14. 14. formation to inaccess arra tives omin a nt n d
  15. 15. (Rikowski, 2004) realms of freedom human need critique
  16. 16. egin wi t h n ot b d oe s n t rticip ation contepa the ectio ns & ma n conn ipshu ionsh relat
  17. 17. rom the eth ing f imin g som eam?recla ma instr cond ition e hu ma n ols fo r th to
  18. 18. p eers m odels t hings me ntors(lllich, 1976)
  19. 19. the web cannot provide new opportunities and new modes of relationship if we proposethat people are able to “come together ‘out of nothing’” in order to form new entities. (Slevin, 2000: 113)
  20. 20. Thus, there needs to be motivation and asymbolic context within information can be produced, received and distributed. (Slevin, 2000: 113)
  21. 21. lic ac t i onsym bo repo rted ing t he unre port lf def ense edia as se citi zen m
  22. 22. prod ucing cesse s of t pro co nten rgum ents truct ing ac on s orld b ou t the w nt id eas a d iffere rticu lating a
  23. 23. orkshops w resources access to u ing i deascritiq c e bu ilding con fiden
  24. 24. no “master onlinecitizen journalism site lists” to sample from(Carpenter, 2010: 1070)
  25. 25. Incentive to writ e?
  26. 26. Validation from t he dominant narrati ve?
  27. 27. (Hine, 2000: 14) ef act? ltural art as a cuInte rnet cult ure? erne t as a Int
  28. 28. the g eek? ewa re of B mpet itionco plica tionsap re ca pitalventu
  29. 29. “Even if geeks are ‘about’ justice and equality, the consequence of thewidespread adoption and extension of their work is the most extremeeconomic inequality the world has ever known.” (Dean, 2010: 22)
  30. 30. (Turner, 2009: 123)the demotic turn
  31. 31. not everyone thatencounters the internetin this way becomes an active producer, nor creative subject (Terranova, 2000: 35)
  32. 32. ver, 2010 i n Va ncouPro tests
  33. 33. ing a b ou t writ repo rters ryYo ung ne w libra
  34. 34. “It may take some work to discover distortions and suppressions of information. All you need is the desire to learn the truth.” (Chomsky, 2004: 10)
  35. 35. struc ts, on c on ithin ms ork ing w ir terW the
  36. 36. ing space? lea r n edia as aCiti zen M
  37. 37. Full paper: http://bit.ly/virtualfutures http://www.jennifermjones.net @jennifermjones Thanks to @citizenseye

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