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altIgGatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production is the first comprehensive study of the latest wave of online news publications. The book investigates the collaborative publishing models of key news Websites, ranging from the worldwide altIgIndymedia network to the massively successful technology news site altIgSlashdot, and further to the multitude of Weblogs that have emerged in recent years. Building on collaborative approaches borrowed from the open source software development community, this book illustrates how gatewatching provides an alternative to gatekeeping and other traditional journalistic models of reporting, and has enabled millions of users around the world to participate in the online news publishing process.but dealing with this friction innovatively is an integral part of what Indymedia is about (creating alternative social ... a collective we- blogaquot;57; in our present terminology, we might refer to this as a form of basic manual gatewatching at the outputanbsp;...

Author:Axel Bruns
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2005-01-01


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