Disrupting Traditional News Routines Through Community Engagement: Analysis of the One River, Many Stories media collaboration project

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Abstract

This research examines the impact of One River, Many Stories, a community storytelling project designed to disrupt relationships between news organizations and their audiences. Informed by scholarship on the changing role of journalists as facilitators rather than gatekeepers of public discourse, community engagement methods were used to study this two-year storytelling project. Ripple Effects Mapping methods measured its impact. Findings reveal that traditional news media deviated little from established journalism routines while citizen participation was diverse and expansive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-764
Number of pages16
JournalJournalism Studies
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 4 2019

Keywords

  • community engagement
  • media collaboration
  • news routines
  • participatory journalism

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