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Module Reading List

Citizen Media, 2017/18, Semester 2
Todd Graham
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Week 1. Citizen Media: Module Introduction

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

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

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

Blumler, J.G. and Coleman S. (2015). Democracy and the media–Revisited. Javnost–The Public, 22(2), 111–128.



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Week 2. Digital Media and Citizenship


Coleman, S. and Blumler, J.G. (2009). The Internet and Democratic Citizenship:Theory, practice and policy. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1–13.

Coleman, S., and Blumler, J.G. (2012). The Internet and Citizenship: Democratic Opportunity or More of the Same?, in H. Semetko and M. Scammell (eds.), The SAGE handbook of political communication. London: SAGE, pp.  141-152.

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.

Coleman, S. and Sampaio, R.C. (2017). Sustaining a democratic innovation: A study of three e-participatory budgets in Belo Horizonte. Information, Communication & Society, 20(5): 754–769.

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Week 3. Habermas and the Public Sphere

Dahlgren, P. (2002). The public sphere as historical narrative. In D. McQuail (Ed.), McQuail’s Reader in Mass Communication Theory. London: SAGE, pp. 194–200.

Goode, L. (2005) Jürgen Habermas : democracy and the public sphere. London: Pluto Press, pp. 3-28, pp. 120-141.

Coleman, S. and Blumler, J.G. (2009). The Internet and Democratic Citizenship:Theory, practice and policy. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press,  pp. 14–41.


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Week 4. Online Deliberation and the Public Sphere

Papacharissi, Z.A. (2010). A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age, Cambridge: Polity, pp. 112–130.

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

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.

Birchall, C. and Coleman, S. (2015). Creating spaces for online deliberation. In: Coleman S and Freelon, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Digital Politics. Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 264-280.

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Week 5. Citizen Journalism 

Allan, S. & Thorsen. E. 2009. Citizen journalism : global perspectives. 1st ed. Consortium Books. Brotherton, pp. 17-32. 

Bruns, A. and Highfield T. (2012). Blogs, Twitter, and breaking news: The produsage of citizen journalism.” In R.A. Lind (Ed.), Produsing Theory in a Digital World: The Intersection of Audiences and Production in Contemporary Theory, New York: Peter Lang, pp. 15–32.

Nip, J.Y.M. (2006). Exploring the second phase of public journalism. Journalism Studies, 7(2): 212–36.





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. Politics, Social Media, and the Internet

Chadwick, A., and Stromer-Galley, J. (2016). Digital media, power, and democracy in parties and election campaigns: Party decline or party renewal? The International Journal of Press/Politics, 21(3), 283–293.

Gibson, R. K., A. Römmele, and A. Williamson (2014). Chasing the digital wave: international perspectives on the growth of online campaigning. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 11(2), 123–129.

Jungherr, A. (2016). Twitter use in election campaigns: A systematic literature review. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 13(1):72–91.

Lilleker, D.G., Koc-Michalska, K., Jackson, N. (2015). Social media in the UK election campaigns 2008–14: Experimentation, innovation and convergence. In: Bruns, A, Skogerbo, E. (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics. London: Routledge, pp. 325–337.



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Week 7. Digital Activist

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

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.

Kaun, A. and Uldam, J. (2017). Digital activism: After the hype. New Media & Society, 1-8. Doi: 10.1177/1461444817731924

Treré, E. and Mattoni, A. (2015). Media ecologies and protest movements: main perspectives and key lessons. Information, Communication and Society, 19(2): 290–306.





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Week 8. Citizen Media in Practice

Briones, R.L. Kuch, B, Liua, B. F., Jinb, Y. (2011). Keeping up with the digital age: How the American Red Cross uses social media to build relationships. Public Relations Review, 37(1): 37-43.

Klein, M. (2011). How to Harvest Collective Wisdom on Complex Problems: An Introduction to the MIT Deliberatorium. CCI working paper.

Helbing, D. (2015). Thinking Ahead-Essays on Big Data, Digital Revolution, and Participatory Market Society. Berlin: Springer International Publishing, pp. 189–194.



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Week 9: Researching Citizen Media


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

Bryman, A. (2012). Social Research Methods (Fourth Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 4-17, pp. 44-128.



This list was last updated on 19/01/2018