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COMM3790
Module Reading List

Citizen Media, 2017/18, Semester 2
Todd Graham
T.Graham@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General texts for this module:

Chadwick, A., 2006. Internet politics : states, citizens, and new communication technologies , New York: Oxford University Press.

Chadwick, A. & Howard, P. N., eds. 2008. Routledge handbook of Internet politics . London: Routledge.

Coleman, S. & Blumler, J., 2009. The internet and democratic citizenship : theory, practice and policy , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coleman S; Freelon D (eds.), 2015, Handbook of digital politics , Edward Elgar Publishing

Coleman S; Moss G; Parry K (eds.), 2015, Can the media serve democracy? : essays in honour of Jay G. Blumler . Palgrave Macmillan.

Coleman, S. & Shane, P. M., eds. 2011. Connecting democracy : online consultation and the flow of political communication . The MIT Press.

Dahlgren, P., ed. 2007. Young citizens and new media : learning for democratic participation . New York ; London: Routledge.

Dahlgren, P., 2009. Media and political engagement : citizens, communication and democracy 1st ed., Cambridge University Press.

Isin, E.F. & Turner, B.S., eds. 2002. Handbook of citizenship studies , London: SAGE.

Karpf, D. 2012. The MoveOn effect : the unexpected transformation of American political advocacy . OUP USA

Olsson, T. & P. Dahlgren, eds. 2010. Young people, ICTs and democracy : theories, policies, identities and websites . Göteborg, Sweden: Nordicom.

Papacharissi, Z.A., 2010. A private sphere : democracy in a digital age , Polity Press.

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Week 1. Citizen media

Bellamy, R., 2008. Citizenship : a very short introduction , Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dalton, R. J., 2008. Citizen Politics: Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies , 5th edition. CQ Press.

Delanty, 2000. Citizenship in a global age : society, culture, politics , Buckingham: Open University Press.

Faulks, K., 2000 Citizenship , London: Routledge.

Kymlicka, W., 2002. Contemporary Political Philosophy . OUP: Oxford, pp. 287-293. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Olson, K., 2008. Constructing citizens, The Journal of politics. , 70(01), 40–53.

Sparks, H., 1997. Dissident Citizenship: Democratic Theory, Political Courage, and Activist Women, Hypatia. 12(4), 74–110.

Thorson, K., 2012. What Does It Mean to Be a Good Citizen? Citizenship Vocabularies as Resources for Action, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. , 644(1), 70–85.

Young, I., 2001. Activist challenges to deliberative democracy, Political theory. , 29(5), 670–90.

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Week 2.The Media and Citizenship

Bens, C. (2001). ‘What Does It Mean to Be a Good Citizen? ’, National Civic Review , 90(2), 193–8.

Blumler, J.G. (1997) Origins of the Crisis of Communication for Citizenship, Political communication. , 14, 395-404.

Blumler, J.G. and Gurevitch, M. (1995) The crisis of public communication , London: Routledge

Coleman, S. and Ross, K. (2010) The media and the public : 'them' and 'us' in media discourse , Wiley-Blackwell – chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6

Coleman, S., Anthony, S. and Morrison, D.E. (2009) Public trust in the news : a constructivist study of the social life of the news Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Couldry, N., Livingstone, S. & T. Markham., (2006) Media consumption and public engagement : beyond the presumption of attention

Dahlgren, P. (1995) Television and the public sphere : citizenship, democracy, and the media , London: Sage

Dalton, R. J., (2008). Citizenship Norms and the Expansion of Political Participation, Political studies. , 56(1), 76–98.

Ferejohn, A. and Kuklinski, J.H. (1990) Information and democratic processes , University of Illinois Press

Glasser, T. and Salmon, C. (1995) Public opinion and the communication of consent , Guilford Press

Gripsrud, J., (ed) (1999) Television and common knowledge , Routledge

Herman, E.S. and Chomsky, N. (1994) Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media , London, Verso; chaps, 1, 6 & 7

Lang, K., & G. E. Lang., (1968) Politics and Television

Livingstone, S. and Lunt, P. (1994) Talk on television : audience participation and public debate , London, Routledge

Moy, P., Torres, M., Tanaka, K., & M. R. McCluskey, (2005) ‘Knowledge or Trust? : Investigating Linkages between Media Reliance and Participation’ in Communication research. 32 (1), 59-86.

Newton, K., (1999) ‘Mass Media Effects: Mobilization or Media Malaise? ’, British journal of political science.

Oldfield, A., (1990) Citizenship: An Unnatural Practice? , The political quarterly. , 61(2), 177–87.

Putnam, R., (1995) 'Tuning In, Tuning Out: The Strange Disappearance of Social Capital in America', PS : political science and politics.

Robinson, M., (1976) ‘Public Affairs Television and the Growth of Political Malaise: The Case of the Selling of the Pentagon’, in The American political science review.

Scannell, P. (1989). Public service broadcasting and modern public life. Media, culture & society. , 11(2), 135-166.

Scheufele, D., (2002) ‘Examining the Differential Gains from Mass Media and their Implications for Participatory Behaviour’, in Communication research

Tichenor, P.J., Donohue, G.A. and Olien, C.N. (1970) ‘Mass Media Flow and Differential Growth in Knowledge’, Public Opinion Quarterly. 34: Colombia University Press.

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Week 3. Digital Media and the Contemporary Citizen

Anttiroiko, A.V. (2003) Building strong e-democracy, the role of technology in developing democracy for the information age, Communications of the ACM. , 46(9)

Arterton, F.C. (1987) Teledemocracy : can technology protect democracy? , Sage

Bimber, B. (2012) Digital media and citizenship, in H. Semetko and M. Scammell (eds.), The SAGE handbook of political communication . London: SAGE, pp. 115–27.Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Benkler, Y. (2006) The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom , Yale University Press, pp. 176-273. EBook available

Bennett, W. L., Freelon, D., Hussain, M. and Wells, C. (2012) Digital media and youth engagement, in H. Semetko and M. Scammell (eds.), The SAGE handbook of political communication . London: SAGE.

Castells, M. (2005) The network society : a cross-cultural perspective Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Castells, M., (2009) Communication power , Oxford University Press, USA.

Coleman, S., and Blumler, J.G. (2012). The Internet and Citizenship: Democratic Opportunity or More of the Same? The SAGE handbook of political communication , 141.

Coleman, S. (2007) E-democracy: the history and future of an idea, in The Oxford handbook of information and communication technologies , edited by D. Quah, R. Silverstone, R. Mansell and C. Avgerou, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 362-383.

Coleman, S. (2012) Making the e-citizen: a socio-technical approach to democracy, in S. Coleman and P. M. Shane (ed.) Connecting democracy : online consultation and the flow of political communication , The MIT Press, pp. 379-394.

Coleman, S. and Moss, G., (2012). Under Construction: The Field of Online Deliberation Research’, Journal of information technology and politics. , 9(1), 1–15.

Couldry, N., 2007. Communicative entitlements and democracy: the future of the digital divide Debate, in R. Silverstone, D. Quah, C. Avgerou and R. Mansell (eds.), The Oxford handbook of information and communication technologies . Oxford: OUP, pp. 83–403 .

Couldry, N. & Curran, J. (2003) Contesting media power : alternative media in a networked world , Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Dahlberg, L., 2011. Re-constructing digital democracy: An outline of four "positions", New media and society. 13(6), 855–872.

Flew, T., 2008. New Media: An Introduction 3rd ed., South Melbourne, Vic: Oxford University Press.

Hindman, M.S., 2009. The myth of digital democracy , Princeton University Press.

Olsson, T. and Dahlgren, P. eds., 2010. Young people, ICTs and democracy : theories, policies, identities and websites . Göteborg, Sweden: Nordicom.

Murdock, G. and Golding, P., 1989. Information Poverty and Political Inequality: Citizenship in the Age of Privatized Communications, Journal of communication. , 39(3), 180–95.

Scammell, M. (2000) The Internet and Civic Engagement: The Age of the Citizen-Consumer, Political Communication , 17:4, 351-355

Schlozman, K. L., Verba, S. and Brady, H. E., 2010. Weapon of the Strong? Participatory Inequality and the Internet, Perspectives on politics. , 8(02), 487–509

Wellman, B. & Haase, A.Q. & Witte, J. & Hampton, K., 2001. Does the Internet Increase, Decrease, or Supplement Social Capital? Social Networks, Participation, and Community Commitment, American behavioral scientist. , 45(3): 436 - 455.

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Week 4. Habermas and the Public Sphere

Calhoun, C. (Ed.). (1992). Habermas and the public sphere . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Dahlberg, L. (2004). The Habermasian public sphere: A specification of the idealized conditions of democratic communication. Theory and society. , 34 (02),111-136.

Habermas, J. (1989). The structural transformation of the public sphere : an inquiry into a category of bourgeois society . Cambridge: Polity Press.

Habermas, J. (1996). Between facts and norms: Contributions to a discourse theory of law and democracy . Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Habermas, J. (1989) The Public Sphere: An Encyclopaedia Article. In: S.E. Bronner & D.M. Kellner (eds.), Critical theory and society : a reader . New York: Routledge, pp. 136-142.

Goode, L. (2005) Jürgen Habermas : democracy and the public sphere . London: Pluto Press.

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Week 5. Citizen Journalism 

Allan, S. & Thorsen. E. 2009. Citizen journalism : global perspectives . 1st ed. Consortium Books. Brotherton

Allan, S. 2006. Online news : journalism and the Internet . Open University Press.

Anderson, C. W., 2011. Deliberative, Agonistic, and Algorithmic Audiences : Journalism’s Vision of its Public in an Age of Audience Transparency, International Journal of Communication , 5, 529–47.

Bakker, T. and Paterson, C., 2011. New frontiers of journalism, in: Political communication in postmodern democracy : challenging the primacy of politics . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 183-200. Available online

Benkler, Y., 2006. The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom , Yale University Press.

Bruns (2005) Gatewatching: Collaborative online news production , New York; Oxford: Peter Lang

Corbett, S. and A. Walker, 2012. The Big Society: Back to the Future, The political quarterly. , 83(3): 437–493.Goode, L., 2009. Social news, citizen journalism and democracy, New media and society. , 11(8) (December 1), 1287-1305.

Dahlgren (2012) ‘Online Journalism and Civic Cosmopolitanism’, Journalism studies. 14(2): 156 – 171.

Gillmor (2006) We the Media: Grassroots journalism by the people, for the people , Sebastopol Calif.: O’Reilly

Glasman, M., 2010. Society not state: the challenge of the Big Society, Public policy research. 17(2): 59-63.

Goode, L., 2012. News as conversation, citizens as gatekeepers: Where is digital news taking us? , Ethical Space-International Journal of Communication Ethics, 9(1), 32.

Hampton, L., Lee, C. and Her, E., 2011. How new media affords network diversity: Direct and mediated access to social capital through participation in local social settings, New media and society. 13(7): 1031-1049.Lievrouw, L. A. 2011. Alternative and activist new media , Cambridge: Polity.

Kisby, B., 2010. The Big Society: power to the people? , The political quarterly. , 81(4): 484-91.

Lawless, P., 2011. Big Society and community: lessons from the 1998 Deal for Communities Programme in England, People, place and policy 5(2): 55-64.

McCabe, A., 2010. Below the Radar in a Big Society? Reflections on community engagement, empowerment and social action in a changing policy context, Third Sector Research Centre Working Paper 51. Available at:  http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tsrc/documents/tsrc/working-papers/working-paper-51.pdf

Papacharissi, Z. A, 2009. Journalism and citizenship : new agendas in communication . London: Routledge.

Peters and Witschge (2014) 'From grand narratives of democracy to small expectations of participation' , Journalism practice 9(1)

Reich, Zvi. (2008) ‘‘ How Citizens Create News Stories: The ‘News Access’ Problem Reversed .’’ Journalism studies. 9 (5): 739-758.

Siapera, E. and Veglis, A. eds., 2012. The handbook of global online journalism . Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Singer, J. B., ed. 2011. Participatory journalism : guarding open gates at online newspapers . Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Sunstein, C. R., 2001. Republic.com . Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

Thurman, N. J. Pascal, J. and Bradshaw, P., 2011. Can Big Media Do 'Big Society'? : A Critical Case Study of Commercial, Convergent Hyperlocal News. Available online: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/1125/

Vis, F. (2013). Twitter as a reporting tool for breaking news: Journalists tweeting the 2011 UK riots . Digital journalism , 1(1), 27-47 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .- Available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/21670811.2012.741316

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Week 6. Political Talk and the Online Public Sphere

Coleman, S. and Blumler, J. G. (2009) From Indirect to Direct Representation. In: idem. The internet and democratic citizenship : theory, practice and policy . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 68-89.

Dahlgren, P. (2005). The internet, public spheres and political communication. Dispersion and deliberation.  Political communication.  , 22, 147-162.

Dahlberg, L. (2001b). Extending the public sphere through cyberspace: The case of Minnesota E-democracy. First Monday [electronic resource].  : Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet , 6(3).

Dahlberg, L. (2001c). Democracy via cyberspace: Mapping the rhetorics and practices of three prominent camps. New media and society. , 3(2), 157-177.

Dahlberg, L. (2007). Rethinking the fragmentation of the cyberpublic: From consensus to contestation. New media and society.  , 9(5), 827-847.

Gimmler, A. (2001). Deliberative democracy, the public sphere and the internet. Philosophy & social criticism. , 27(4), 21-39.

Graham T (2008). Needles in a haystack: A new approach for identifying and assessing political talk in non-political discussion forums.  Javnost : the public  . 15(2), 17-36. DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2008.11008968

Graham T (2010). Talking politics online within spaces of popular culture: The case of the Big Brother forum.  Javnost : the public . 17(4), 25-42. DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2010.11009039

Graham T (2012). Beyond "Political" Communicative Spaces: Talking Politics on the Wife Swap Discussion Forum.  Journal of information technology and politics.  . 9(1), 31-45. DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2012.635961

Graham, T. (2015). Everyday political talk in the Internet-based public sphere. In: Coleman S and Freelon, D. (ed.)  Handbook of digital politics . Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 247-263.

Graham T, Hajru A (2011). Reality TV as a trigger of everyday political talk in the net-based public sphere.  European journal of communication. . 26(1), 18-32. DOI: 10.1177/0267323110394858

Graham T, Witschge T (2003). In search of online deliberation: Towards a new method for examining the quality of online discussions.  European journal of communication. . 28(2), 173-204.

Graham T, Wright S (2014). Discursive equality and everyday talk online: The impact of "superparticipants.  Journal of computer-mediated communication [electronic resource]. . 19(3), 625-642. DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12016

Graham T, Wright S (2015). A Tale of Two Stories from “Below the Line”: Comment Fields at the Guardian.  The international journal of press/politics.  . 20(3), 317-338. DOI: 10.1177/1940161215581926

Graham T, Jackson D, Wright S (2015). From everyday conversation to political action: Talking austerity in online ‘third spaces.  European journal of communication. . 30(6), 648-665. DOI: 10.1177/0267323115595529

Graham T, Jackson D, Wright S (2016). We need to get together and make ourselves heard’: everyday online spaces as incubators of political action. Information, communication and society. . 19(10), 1373-1389. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1094113

Wright S, Graham TS, Sun Y, Wang WY, Luo X, Carson A (2016). Analysing everyday online political talk in China: Theoretical and methodological reflections. Communication, Politics & Culture . 49(1), 39-61.

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Week 7. Politics and Social Media

Anstead, N. and Chadwick, A., 2009. Parties, election campaigning, and the internet: toward a comparative institutional approach, in A. Chadwick and P. Howard (eds.),   Routledge handbook of Internet politics . London: Routledge, pp. 56–72.

Anstead, N and Straw, W., 2009.   The change we need : what Britain can learn from Obama's victory . Fabian Society.

Bryer, T., 2011. Online public engagement in the Obama administration: Building a democracy bubble? , Policy and Internet , 3 (4) (November 23).

Chadwick, A., 2009. Web 2.0: New challenges for the study of e-democracy in an era of informational exuberance,   I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society  , 5(1), 9–42.

Coleman, S., 2004. Connecting Parliament to the public via the internet,   Information, communication and society. .  7(1), 1–22.

Coleman, S., 2005. New mediation and direct representation: reconceptualizing representation in the digital age,   New media and society. .  , 7(2), 177.

Coleman, S., and J. Gotze. 2001.   Bowling together : online public engagement in policy deliberation . Hansard Society London.

Davis, A., 2010. New media and fat democracy: the paradox of online participation,   New media and society. .  , 12(5), 745–61.

Evans, G., 2007. Political culture and voting participation, in Dunleavy, P., Gamble, A., Heffernan, R, and Peele, G. (eds.)   Developments in British politics. 7  . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 82-100.

Gibson, R., 2012. From Brochureware to “MyBo”: An Overview of Online Elections and Campaigning,   Politics. , 32(2), 77–84.

Gibson, R., Cantijoch, M. and Ward, S., 2010. Citizen participation in the e-campaign, The internet and the 2010 election. Putting the small ‘p’ back in politics? . Hansard Society. PDF available online:  http://leftfootforward.org/images/2010/07/InternetElection2010.pdf

Gibson, R. and Ward, S., 2012. Political organizations and campaigning online, pp. in H. Semetko and M. Scammell (eds.),   The SAGE handbook of political communication . London: SAGE.

Howard, P.N., 2006.   New media campaigns and the managed citizen , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Karpf, D., 2010. Online Political Mobilization from the Advocacy Group’s Perspective: Looking Beyond Clicktivism, Policy and Internet , 2(4), 7–41.

Kreiss, D. and Howard, P. N., 2010. New challenges to political privacy: Lessons from the first US Presidential race in the Web 2.0 era,   International Journal of Communication , 4, 1032–50.

Lathrop & L. Ruma, eds.  Open government  . O’Reilly & Associates Inc. Lilleker, D. G and Jackson, N., 2010. Towards a more participatory style of election campaigning? , The impact of Web 2.0 on the UK 2010 General Election. Policy and Internet 2(3)

Nielsen, R. K., 2011. Mundane internet tools, mobilizing practices, and the coproduction of citizenship in political campaigns,   New media and society. , 13(5), 755–71.

Noveck, B. 2009.   Wiki government : how technology can make government better, democracy stronger, and citizens more powerful . Washington: Brookings institution press.

Moss, G. and Coleman, S., 2013. Deliberative manoeuvres in the digital darkness: E-democracy policy in the UK,   British journal of politics & international relations. .  (Available via the VLE).

Shulman, S. W., 2009. The Case Against Mass E-mails: Perverse Incentives and Low Quality Public Participation in U.S. Federal Rulemaking, Policy and Internet 1(1), 23–53.

Smith , A., 2009.  The Internet's role in in Campaign 2008.  , Pew Internet & American Life Project.available at http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2009/The_Internets_Role_in_Campaign_2008.pdf

Stromer-Galley, J., 2000. Online Interaction and Why Candidates Avoid It,   Journal of communication.  .  50(4), 111-132.

Williamson, A., L. Miller, and F. Fallon. 2010.  Behind the digital campaign : An exploration of the use, impact and regulation of digital campaigning.  Hansard Society: London. Available at  http://www.ku.ac.ke/actil/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Behind-The-Digital-Campaign-2010.pdf

Wright, S., 2006. Electrifying democracy? 10 years of policy and practice,   Parliamentary affairs. .  , 59(2), 236.

Wright, S., 2006. Government-run Online Discussion Fora: Moderation, Censorship and the Shadow of Control1,   British journal of politics & international relations.  .  , 8(4), 550–68.

Wright, S. and Street, J., 2007. Democracy, deliberation and design: the case of online discussion forums,   New media and society. , 9(5), 849–69.

Wright, S., 2012. Assessing (e-)Democratic Innovations: “Democratic Goods” and Downing Street EPetitions,   Journal of information technology and politics. , 9(4), 453–70.

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Week 8. Digital Activist

Banaji, S. and Buckingham, D., 2009. The Civic Sell, Information, communication and society. , 12(8), 1197–223.

Bennett, W. L, and A. Segerberg, 2011. Digital media and the personalization of collective action, Information, communication and society. 14 (6), 770-799.

Bennett, W.L., 2003. Lifestyle politics and citizen-consumers, in Corner, J. and Pels, D. (eds) Media and the restyling of politics : consumerism, celebrity and cynicism . London: Sage, 137-150.

Clarke, N., Barnett, C., Cloke, P. and Malpass, A., 2007. Globalising the consumer: Doing politics in an ethical register, Political geography. , 26(3), 231–49.

Curran, J. and Witschge, T., 2009. Liberal Dreams and the Internet, in Fenton, N. (ed.) New media, old news : journalism and democracy in the digital age . London: SAGE.

Earl, J., and Schussman, A., 2008. Contesting Cultural Control: Youth Culture and Online Petitioning’, in Civic life online : learning how digital media can engage youth . Edited by W. Lance Bennett. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 71–96. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Fenton, N., 2012. The internet and radical politics, in Curran, J., Fenton, N. and Freedman, D. (eds.) Misunderstanding the Internet . London: Routledge, pp. 149-177. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Goode, L., 2010. Cultural Citizenship Online: the Internet and Digital Culture, Citizenship studies. 14 (5), 527-542.

Kahn, R. and Kellner, D., 2004. New Media and Internet Activism: From the 'Battle of Seattle' to Blogging, New media and society. 6 (1), 87-95.

Lievrouw, L. A. (2011) Alternative and activist new media , Cambridge: Polity.

Pickerill, J., 2006. Radical politics on the net, Parliamentary affairs. , 59 (2), 266-282.

Scammell, M., 2000. The internet and civic engagement: the age of the citizen-consumer, Political communication. , 17(4), 351–5.

Schudson, M., 2006. The Troubling Equivalence of Citizen and Consumer, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. , 608(1), 193–204.

Shah, D. V., Friedland, L. A., Wells, C., Kim, Y. M. and Rojas, H., 2012. Communication, Consumers, and Citizens Revisiting the Politics of Consumption, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. , 644(1), 6–19.

Stolle, D., Hooghe, M. and Micheletti, M., 2005. Politics in the supermarket: political consumerism as a form of political participation, International political science review = Revue internationale de science politique. 26 (3): 245-269.

Theocharis, Y., 2012. Cuts, tweets, solidarity and mobilisation: how the internet shaped the student occupations, Parliamentary affairs. , 65 (1), 162 -194.

Van De Donk, W., Loader, B., Nixon, P. Rucht, D. (2003) Cyberprotest : new media, citizens and social movements , London: Routledge.

Van Laer, J. and Van Aelst, P., 2010. Internet and social movement action repertoires, Information, communication and society. , 13 (8), 1146-1171.

Ward, J., 2011. Political Consumerism as Political Participation? , in K. Brant and K. Voltmer (ed.) Political communication in postmodern democracy : challenging the primacy of politics . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ward, J., 2008. The Online Citizen-Consumer: Addressing Young People’s Political Consumption Through Technology. Journal of Youth Studies 11(5), 513–26.

Ward, J. and Vreese, C. de, 2011. Political consumerism, young citizens and the Internet, Media, culture & society. , 33(3), 399–413.

Young, I., 2001. Activist challenges to deliberative democracy, Political theory. 29 (5), 670-690.

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Week 9: Researching Citizen Media

Anderson, C. (2008). The End of Theory: will the data deluge make the scientific method obsolete? Edge . Retrieved from: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/anderson08/anderson08_index.html

Baym, N. (2013). Data Not Seen: the uses and shortcomings of social media metrics. First Monday. Retrieved from: http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4873/3752

Coleman S; Firmstone JA (2014)“Contested Meanings of Public Engagement Exploring Discourse And Practice Within A British City Council”, Media, culture & society. .36.6:826-844.

Fielding, NG., Lee, R.M. & Blank,G., eds. The Handbook of Online Research Methods . Sage Publications Ltd, 2008

Firmstone JA; Coleman S. (2015)“Public engagement in local government: the voice and influence of citizens in online communicative spaces”, Information, communication and society. 18.6:680-695

Firmstone JA; Coleman S. (2014)“The changing role of the local news media in enabling citizens to engage in local democracies”, Journalism practice . Special Issue: Future of Journalism: In an age of digital media and economic uncertainty.8.5:596-606

Ford, H. (2014). Big Data and Small: Collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists . Big data and society ,1(2), 2053951714544337.

Gitelman, L. (2013). Raw Data is an Oxymoron . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Graham, M., Hale, S. A., & Gaffney, D. (2013). Where in the World are You? Geolocation and Language Identification in Twitter , The professional geographer. .

Hine, C, ed. (2005) Virtual methods : issues in social research on the Internet . Oxford: Berg.

Kennedy H, Moss G, Birchall C, Moshonas S., 2014, Balancing the potential and problems of digital methods through action research: methodological reflections. Information, communication and society. 18(2):172-186

Procter, R., Vis, F., & Voss, A. (2013). Reading the riots on Twitter: methodological innovation for the analysis of big data . International journal of social research methodology ,16(3), 197-214

Law, J., Ruppert, E. & Savage, M. (2011). The Double Social Life of Methods . CRESC Working Paper 95 .

Moss G, Kennedy H, Moshonas S, Birchall C (2015) “Knowing your publics: The use of social media analytics in local government”,  Information Polity . 20.4: 287-298.

Rogers, R. (2013). Digital methods . MIT Press . Pp. 19-38

Ruppert, E., Law, J. & Savage, M. (2013). Reassembling Social Science Methods: the challenge of digital devices . Theory, culture & society. , 30(4), 22-46.

Vis, F. (2013). A critical reflection on Big Data: Considering APIs, researchers and tools as data makers . First Monday [electronic resource]. , 18(10). doi:10.5210/fm.v18i10.4878

Williamson, B. (2014). The death of the theorist and the emergence of data and algorithms in digital social research. Impact of Social Sciences, LSE Blog. Retrieved from: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/02/10/the-death-of-the-theorist-in-digital-social-research/

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Week 10. The Politics of Data-Driven Media

boyd, d. & Crawford, K. (2012). Critical questions for big data: provocations for a cultural, technological and scholarly phenomenon .  Information, communication and society.  , 15(5), 662-679.

Gillespie, T. (2010). The politics of ‘platforms’. New media and society. , 12(3), 347-364.

Gillespie, T. (forthcoming). The relevance of algorithms. In T. Gillespie, P. Boczkowski, and K. Foot. (eds.) Media Technologies  . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Lewis, S.C. (2014). Journalism In an era of big data: Cases, concepts, and critiques. Digital Journalism , 3(3), 321-330. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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