What examples are to be found in the past? And what will the future look like?
Concepts of participation, trust, and democracy are increasingly fraught, essential, and powerfully repositioned. How will our news media look and sound in the next decade? What can we learn from news media of the past? What can international perspectives reveal about the variability and fluidity of media landscapes?
Local journalism is critical as a tool for informing citizens so they can be civically engaged and hold the powerful accountable, as well as keeping communities together.
Sensationalism, gatekeeping, and media figurations mean audience engagement is not merely a journalistic, revenue‐oriented concern — it is a public health concern too.
Kimberly Juanita Brown will focus on US news media coverage of apartheid in the last year of its existence, and the images that anchored viewers’ interpretation of the event.
Anne-Katrin Weber explores the politics of CCTV, highlighting the adaptability of closed-circuit technologies, which accommodate to, and underpin variable contexts of media participation as well as of surveillance and control.
“In keeping with an emphasis on new forms of storytelling, I propose a taxonomy for location-based media that distinguishes three different levels of participation and user agency: Consumption, Interaction, and Participation.”