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Exploring the Integration of User-Generated Content in Media Organizations Through Participatory Journalism

Exploring the Integration of User-Generated Content in Media Organizations Through Participatory Journalism
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Author(s): Theodora A. Saridou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Andreas Veglis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 12
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch080

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Abstract

This chapter aims to offer an in-depth description of the concept of participatory journalism, which holds an important and constantly evolving part in the digital media production. First, the chapter presents an analytical framework of the audience participation in online news production as the adoption of user-generated content (UGC) in media via different forms, tools, and applications and during different stages of news production is examined. Furthermore, the problems organizations have to deal with when amateur content is involved with the professional in the everyday work routine are investigated. Finally, in this chapter perspectives on the role of social media and semantic web in the future of participatory journalism are discussed.

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