Journalism, Online Comments, and the Future of Public Discourse -

Journalism, Online Comments, and the Future of Public Discourse

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Comments on digital news stories and on social media play an increasingly important role in public discourse as more citizens communicate through online networks. The reasons for eliminating comments on news stories are plentiful. Off-topic posts and toxic commentary have been shown to undermine legitimate news reporting. Yet the proliferation of digital communication technology has revolutionized the setting for democratic participation. The digital exchange of ideas and opinions is now a vital component of the democratic landscape. Marie K. Shanahan's book argues that public digital discourse is crucial component of modern democracy-one that journalists must stop treating with indifference or detachment-and for news organizations to use journalistic rigor and better design to add value to citizens' comments above the social layer. Through original interviews, anecdotes, field observations and summaries of research literature, Shanahan explains the obstacles of digital discourse as well as its promises for journalists in the digital age.

Product code: 9781138630239

ISBN 9781138630239
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
No. Of Pages 128
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Marie K. Shanahan's book argues for news organizations to stop retreating from comments sections and make organizing citizens' online commentary part of their mission; to recognize commenters as democratic actors and use journalistic rigor to add value to citizens' comments above the social layer.