Reviewing the Nexus of Participatory Journalism and Mediatized Engagement

A Conceptual Model Built and Tested by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

Authors: Oscar Westlund and Paul Clemens Murschetz

Citation

Westlund, O. & Murschetz, P.C. (2019). Reviewing the Nexus of Participatory Journalism and Mediatized Engagement. Journal of Creative Industries and Cultural Studies–JOCIS3 (2), 54–73.

Abstract

This study reviews the scholarly literature on participatory journalism and mediatized audience engagement as two emergent perspectives of digital journalism studies. We discuss four propositions drawn from an interdisciplinary literature. We find that a review and critical discussion of the nexus of relations and impacts of these perspectives provides valuable insights to the transformation of journalism and the news media industry. Furthermore, we believe that thinking about participatory journalism and mediatized audience engagement can be fruitfully applied to various novel approaches regarding research on the fundamental transformation of journalism in the digital age.

Keywords

Audience engagement, Critical discussion, Digital journalism, Literature Review, Mediatization, News industry, Participatory journalism.