The Interaction Between Citizen Media and the Mainstream Media: Media Organisation in Egypt during 2011, 2012 & 2013

Hefny, Noha Atef (2017) The Interaction Between Citizen Media and the Mainstream Media: Media Organisation in Egypt during 2011, 2012 & 2013. Doctoral thesis, Birmingham City University.

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Abstract

This research explores the mutual influences between citizen media and the mainstream media, through studying two phenomena occurred in Egypt during the years 2011, 2012 and 2013; which are the institutionalisation of citizen journalism and the employment of a number of citizen journalists in the mainstream media. The thesis answers the question: What is the nature of interaction between citizen media and the mainstream media?

I argue that the citizen media -mainstream media interaction is driven by the medium, which is the social media, the media organizer; or the individuals who control the media outlet, either by having editorial authority, such as Editors-in-chief, or owning it. In addition, the mass media are another driver of the interaction between citizen media and the mainstream media. Plus, the relationship between the citizens of the state and the political regime too, it influence the convergence and divergence of citizen media and the mainstream media. And in the authoritarian regime, such as Egypt, where the state controls these three sides, it becomes the focal point of interaction between citizen media and the mainstream media.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Citizen Media, Journalism, Egypt, Political Economy of Communication, Media Organisation, Newsrooms, Citizen Journalism
Subjects: P300 Media studies
P500 Journalism
T500 African studies
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > Doctoral Theses Collection
Depositing User: Kip Darling
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2019 16:45
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 16:45
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7182

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