In this book chapter, “Crowdsourcing in Open Journalism: Benefits, Challenges, and Value Creation,” published in the Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies (2017), pp. 185-193, I examine the role of the online crowds for sourcing information and resources in journalism. I introduce a framework for analyzing the value of crowdsourcing as an open journalistic practice. […]
What drivers the crowd in crowdsourced journalism? An ideal about a better society. The findings in my article, published in the International Journal of Communication, show that the crowd contributes voluntarily to journalism because they want to mitigate power and knowledge asymmetries. They also want to deliberate with their peers, and learn from them. Read […]
In this book chapter, published in “Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics and Digital Society”, I provide a framework for analyzing crowdfunding as a business model in journalism. The framework helps us examine the value crowdfunding produces to professional journalism. Full citation: Aitamurto, T. (2015) The role of crowdfunding as a business model in journalism: A five-layered […]
How do crowdsourcing and co-creation affect readers’ relationship to a publication? How do traditional journalistic practices change in an established lifestyle magazine, when open journalistic practices, like crowdsourcing, are deployed? This article addresses those questions, and you can read the article below.