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Title:Social media and journalism in Africa
Editor:Paterson, ChrisISNI
Periodical:Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies (ISSN 0256-0054)
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Swaziland - Eswatini
social media
information technology
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/recq20/34/1
Abstract:This special issue of 'Ecquid novi' examines the implications of social media for African journalism. The research describes how new forms of citizenship are emerging around Africa, as a result of widespread and innovative popular interaction with new communication technologies, including social media, and the adaptation of mainstream media to those trends. It addresses the unique challenges social media use faces throughout much of Africa, the extent to which social media will contribute to political change, and the impact of social media on journalism about Africa. The contributors share a common interest in how new, participatory, interactive communications technologies are enabling new tellings of Africa's stories. Three case studies from Southern Africa are included. Research contributions: Challenging hegemonic media practices: of 'alternative' media and Nigeria's democracy (Motilola Olufenwa Akinfemisoye) - Poke me, I'm a journalist: the impact of Facebook and Twitter on newsroom routines and cultures at two South African weeklies (Marenet Jordaan) - The Nairobi hub: emerging patterns of how foreign correspondents frame citizen journalists and social media (Paulo Nuno Vicente) - Media representations of technology in Egypt's 2011 pro-democracy protests (Melissa Loudon & B. Theo Mazumdar) - A forgotten tweet: Somalia and social media (Skye Cooley & Amy Jones) - A complicated but symbiotic affair: the relationship between mainstream media and social media in the coverage of social protests in Southern Africa (Admire Mare) - Social media and journalism: the case of Swaziland (Richard Charles Rooney) - Participatory journalism in Mozambique (Chris Paterson & Simone Doctors) - Social media and the politics of ethnicity in Zimbabwe (Shepherd Mpofu). [ASC Leiden abstract]