Mapping citizen journalism and the promise of digital inclusion: A perspective from the Global South

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Published in: Global Media and Communication, vol. 13, no.2, 2017


This study maps the factors that impact and inform the practice of citizen journalism in the Global South, and asks how individuals in poor and marginalized communities produce contextually relevant news reports. Results obtained from 25 field interviews in the Dominican Republic contribute to the growing literature about practices that complement or contest journalism produced by mainstream news media. The findings suggest that we mind the gap of structural and institutional realities that pose practical challenges to individual agency for citizen journalists who operate in the Global South.