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Handbook of Digital Politics

Handbook of Digital Politics

Edited by Stephen Coleman and Deen Freelon

It would be difficult to imagine how a development as world-changing as the emergence of the Internet could have taken place without having some impact upon the ways in which politics is expressed, conducted, depicted and reflected upon. The Handbook of Digital Politics explores this impact in a series of chapters written by some of the world's leading Internet researchers. This volume is a must-read for students, researchers and practitioners interested in the changing landscape of political communication.

Chapter 18: From news blogs to news on Twitter: gatewatching and collaborative news curation

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield

Subjects: innovation and technology, innovation policy, technology and ict, politics and public policy, public choice

Abstract

This chapter explores the role of news blogs as a second tier of news coverage and commentary that engages in gatewatching and critiquing the mainstream news, and demonstrates the close interconnections between news bloggers and independent journalists. It also traces the current transition of news gatewatching from independent blogs to shared social media spaces, and outlines the potential consequences of this transformation.

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