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